Swansea forward joins Napoli on season-long loan

Swansea forward Michu has joined Serie A side Napoli on a season-long loan, with the option to make the move permanent, Sky Sports reports.

The Welsh club confirmed the transfer after Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentis welcomed the Spaniard via twitter.

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Michu joined the Swansea back in the summer of 2012 for just £2million from Rayo Vallecano, becoming the buy of the season scoring 22 goals in 43 appearances.

But last season the Napoli-bound attacker was plagued by injuries, limiting his game time before ending the campaign with just two goals.

With Napoli stars Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon targets for a number of top European clubs, coach Rafael Benitez is looking to add to attacking options after securing a Champions League spot last term.

Meanwhile Swansea could also lose Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony, who has been attracting the attentions of Arsenal and Liverpool.

The 25-year-old also had a standout first season for the Swans, netting 25 goals in 48 games.

However reports suggests that Swansea are holding out for £19million for their star man after Liverpool made a bid of around £16million.



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