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Published On: Thu, Jul 17th, 2014

Benitez welcomes Michu to Napoli

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Napoli have signed Spanish international striker Michu from Swansea City, club president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed yesterday. “Welcome, Michu!” film magnate De Laurentiis said in an announcement on Twitter together with a photograph. Italian media reported that Michu, 28, will sign a year-long loan deal. After the payment of an initial fee of around €1.75 million, Napoli will have the chance to buy the Spaniard for €7.5 million at the end of next season, the reports added. Michu joined Premier League side Swansea from Spanish club Rayo Vallecano in 2012 and scored 22 goals in his first season as the Welsh club claimed their first major honour by winning the English League Cup. Last season, he struggled with knee and ankle injuries, making only 19 league appearances, scoring twice. Napoli finished third in Serie A last season and are seeking to strengthen their squad for a Champions League campaign and fresh title bid under head coach Rafael Benitez, former manager at Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan and Chelsea.


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