Tuesday 25 October 2016

Swansea boss Garry Monk to listen to Michu before deciding striker's fate


Swansea manager Garry Monk says he will listen to Michu before deciding whether the Spaniard has a future at the Liberty Stadium.

The once-capped Spain striker has spent a frustrating season on loan at Napoli where injury has seen him make just five appearances for Rafa Bentitez's Serie A giants.

Michu scored 22 goals in his first season at Swansea after signing from Rayo Vallecano for £2.2million in July 2012 and broke into the Spain squad, but two injury-riddled campaigns since have raised doubts about his future in south Wales.

The 29-year-old told Spanish newspaper Marca last week he did not know whether he would be returning to Swansea this summer to see out the final year of his contract - and Monk was also giving few clues when the subject was raised ahead of Everton's Premier League visit tomorrow.

"I'm sure we will make contact with Michu before the end of season," Monk said.

"But we'll let his season finish and our season finish before we sit down at some point to discuss the future.

"I know he's had a difficult time with injury and his concentration right now is on getting back to fitness. He'll want to finish the season off strong there and I'll speak to him in the summer. I'll get his side of things and where he wants to take his future and I'll assess it from my side as well."

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