As Tottenham continue in their search for a forward this summer, we take a look at why Swansea's Michu should be considered a target for manager Andre villas-Boas.

Michu was the bargain purchase of last season, arriving from Rayo Vallecano for £2m. Virtually unknown in England when he arrived in the Premier League with Swansea for the start of 2012-13 campaign. 

If there are any concerns that he is not able to play at the top level then all you need to look at are his performances against the Premier League's big-boys last season.

He scored two goals against Arsenal at the Emirates late on to send Swansea to 7th place in the league. He then scored against them again in their FA Cup tie just 73 seconds after coming off the bench. 

The Spaniard continued to showcase his goal-scoring abilities against Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final which Swansea won 2-0, not only helping them progress to the final, but also win the competition for the first time in their history. 

He has also managed to score twice against the Premier League champions Manchester United in both the home and away fixtures and was praised for his movement in the box.

Even while playing for Rayo Vallecano for just one season, he managed to score 15 goals and helped them survive relegation. His control, power, confidence and composure gets him the space he needs in front of goal. 

Michu scored 39% of Swansea's Premier League goals last season - a greater share than any other player in the top-flight.

The 27-year-old can also play as a midfielder and is known for his defence-splitting passes, which is exactly the sort of creativity that Spurs have been missing.

Michu has the pedigree to play with the likes of Gareth Bale, but the question remains if a club like Tottenham is willing to take the plunge and sign him. If they do consider doing business with the Swans he could well be the man to fire them into the Champions League places next season.

 

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