We watched the Swansea Arsenal game yesterday, and the 2-2 draw was a good game to watch with Michu and Gateshead-born Danny Graham scoring two second half goals for Swansea.
Michu – a top striker for 2M by Swansea
The 26 year-old Spaniard Michu is one of the best buys of the summer with the Welsh club getting him for £2M from Rayo Vallecano, and in 24 total appearances he has scored 15 goals, and has proved he is a Premier class striker, and he scored within 20 seconds of coming on in the second half yesterday – or was it 30 seconds?
So we wonder how much he would cost if Newcastle went after him, and if the Magpies are willing to pay £10M for Remy – then maybe we could go after this lad in the summer.
But there’s no way Swansea manager Michael Laudrup will let him go in January, and that’s where his comment “We don’t want to do a Newcastle” came from – comparing losing Michu with Newcastle losing their top scorer Demba Ba.
But it’s food for thought, because a decent bid from Newcastle in the summer could maybe land the striker, and remmeber that at the end of January we’ll still only have three recognized strikers, and need to bring a fourth striker in over the summer, with Andy Carroll also being mentioned as a possibility.
Newcastle looked at Danny Graham in the summer of 2011, and the 27 year-old former Middlesbrough, Carlisle and Watford striker is more of a traditional center forward, but lacks the class of a Michu, and certainly he would not be a first choice at Newcastle.
But he’s a Newcastle supporter, which is why we thought it strange that Sunderland are reported to be interested in signing the Gateshead lad, who joined Swansea in June of 2011 for £3.5M from Watford, and he’s scored 17 goals in 54 total appearances for Swansea since that time, with 14 Premier League goals in 50 appearances included in those stats.
The question about Danny is whether he has the class to be a success at Newcastle, being more of a journeyman striker, and we have our doubts on that one.
But no such concerns about Michu, who will probably leave Swansea in the summer, but there will be other big clubs in for him at that time.
What do you think?
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