Swansea announce Michu departure from the Liberty Stadium

first_imgSwansea have parted company with Spain forward Michu by mutual consent. “Both parties have reached a financial agreement over the remainder of the 29-year-old’s contract, which ran until the end of this season,” said a statement on Swansea’s official club website. “The agreement will allow Michu to become a free agent and assist him to find a new club straight away in order to kick-start his playing career again in January.” Michu proved an instant hit following his £2million move from Rayo Vallecano in July 2012, scoring four times in his first three games and ending the season with 22 goals as Swansea won the Capital One Cup – the club’s first major trophy in 101 years. But Michu’s second season at Swansea became a frustrating affair despite the Oviedo-born player being capped by Spain coach Vincente Del Bosque in a World Cup qualifier against Belarus in October 2013. Injury restricted him to 24 appearances, in which he scored six goals, and his final game for Swansea came in a 1-0 defeat at Hull in April 2014. Michu joined Napoli on loan the following season but he made only five appearances for the Serie A club as he suffered further ankle misery, and he is expected to make the move back to Spain after his stint in Wales. Press Associationcenter_img The move had been expected since last summer when manager Garry Monk confirmed that the once-capped Spain international would not play for the Barclays Premier League club again. But talks over terminating the player’s contract had dragged on until now with both parties seeking to find a suitable settlement. last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden In Hunt Of 3 Points To Stay Alive In…

first_imgAdvertisement(photo credits: Vancouver)The final round of fixtures in group F sees Mexico take on Sweden. Mexico have surprised everyone this tournament displaying some amazing counter attacking football.Mexico go into the match knowing that a draw will be enough for them to secure a qualification for the round of 16. Sweden on the other hand will need all 3 points into order to stay alive in the tournament.Apart from Sweden needing to get 3 points, they will also require Germany to lose or draw against South Korea.Going forward everyone will have an eye on the Mexican forwards. Hirving Lozano scored the decisive goal vs Germany and also set up the second goal vs South Korea. Him along with Hernandez will be the key players to watch out for.One the other hand, Sweden will rely heavily on their star midfielder Emil Forsberg. The RB Leipzig man hasn’t fired this world cup but will look to make an impact with his pace and crossing abilities.Here are the teams for the match:TEAM NEWS // #MEXSWE #MEX #SWE pic.twitter.com/2orjGZE0ZH— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 27, 2018Also Read:Football: Roma complete signing of experienced Argentine midfielder, Javier Pastore Advertisementlast_img read more