Wednesday, 23rd January, 2013

Spanish midfielder Michu has signalled his commitment to Swansea City by penning a new contract with the club.

Michu was snapped up by the Welsh giants during the summer, with manager Michael Laudrup paying Rayo Vallecano a fee of £2.2M for his services.

The rampaging midfielder has had an instant impact in the Premier League, scoring 13 goals so far in the English top flight.

There had been talk that clubs could start to target Michu, but Swansea have strengthened their hand by agreeing a new contract with the 26-year-old, who has put pen to paper until 2016.


"It was an easy decision for me", he told his club’s official site.

"I am living a dream here at Swansea.

"I’m probably enjoying my football more than ever. It’s easy to play with this team and tonight I have the chance to reach the first final of my career.

"I’m really happy here in the city with the people, the club and the fans. Everyone has been so nice to me since I arrived.

"I think the club are happy with me because they have given me a new contract. I am certainly happy with the club."

Michu’s decision to extend his stay at the Liberty Stadium will be a welcome boost for Swansea ahead of this evening’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea.

Swansea take a 2-0 lead into the match, with Laudrup’s men hoping home advantage will help to get them over the line to Wembley, where they would meet League Two side Bradford City.

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