According to the East London and West Sussex Guardian, West Ham are plotting a surprise move for Swansea City striker Michu.

The once-capped Spain international proved to be an astute purchase for the Welsh outfit in summer 2012, going on to claim 18 goals in his debut Premier League season.

But a combination of recurring injuries and the sensational rise of Wilfried Bony saw him struggle for fitness and form last term, netting just twice all year. Resultantly, the 28 year-old is verging upon ‘forgotten man’ status at the Liberty Stadium.

And with Sam Allardyce charged with the task of evolving the Hammers’ attritional style this summer, the 6 foot 1 forward, famed for his tidy football and ability to drop into midfield, is seen as a perfect acquisition at just £6million.

But it will unlikely be the Upton Park gaffer’s final acquisition of the summer, so here’s FIVE players that could soon follow Michu to East London – some inspired by his arrival, others more coincidental.


Michu (Swansea City)

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