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Swansea boss confirms Michu wants to leave

Michu is set to leave Swansea. Credit: PA

Swansea manager Garry Monk has confirmed that Spain international Michu will not play for the Barclays Premier League club again.

Michu took the Premier League by storm in his first season in English football in 2012-13 when he scored 22 goals following his £2million move from Rayo Vallecano.

The 29-year-old forward was capped by Spain and helped Swansea qualify for Europe by winning the Capital One Cup, but his second season was disrupted by injury and he scored only six times in 25 games.

Michu suffered another injury-ravaged campaign on loan at Napoli last season - making only five appearances for the Serie A club and failing to find the net once - and Monk has now announced the Oviedo-born striker will not rejoin his squad, despite having a year left on his Swansea contract.

"He won't be with the squad this year," Monk told the South Wales Evening Post.

"I spoke to him at this point last season, he wanted to go and felt that was right for him and I was happy to support him in that decision.

"I haven't spoken to Michu - there has been some difficulty with the numbers," Monk said.

"From what we hear from their side, I think Michu would like to try to move somewhere else."

Jonjo Shelvey pens new four-year Swansea contract

Jonjo Shelvey has extended his contract with Swansea by four years until June 2019.

The former Liverpool midfielder has played 63 Premier League matches since moving down to south Wales from Anfield in a deal worth £5m in 2013.

The 23 year-old still had 24 months remaining on his existing contract, while the news comes on the same day that Swansea announced a new initiative to subsidise the cost of away tickets for supporters.


Swansea sign Swedish goalkeeper

Nordfeldt has joined Swansea. Credit: PA

Swansea have completed their third signing of the summer with the arrival of Sweden goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt.

Nordfelt, 26 today, passed a medical and agreed a three-year contract to complete his move from Dutch side Heerenveen for an undisclosed fee, according to the Welsh club's website.

Lukasz Fabianski is the Swans' established first-choice but with the departure of Gerhard Tremmel and David Cornell this summer they needed to bring in cover and the five-cap Sweden international now provides that.

Manager Garry Monk has already brought in forward Andre Ayew and left-back Franck Tabanou as he seeks to build on last season's highest Premier League finish of eighth.

Swansea snap up Tabanou

Tabanou has joined Swansea. Credit: PA

Swansea have announced the signing of St Etienne's Franck Tabanou on a three-year contract.

The versatile former France Under-21 international, who can operate on the left side of defence or attack, becomes Swansea's second summer signing following the capture of Ghana forward Andre Ayew on a free transfer from Marseille.

Swansea confirmed the arrival of Tabanou, who they tried to sign during the January transfer window, on the official club website and it is understood they will pay around £3.5million for the 26-year-old, who will primarily provide competition for Wales left-back Neil Taylor.


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