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Swansea City's Michu has failed to build on the success of last season

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When Michu signed last season from Rayo Vallecano nobody except manager Michael Laudrap really knew what he was like, although for £2 million, he wouldn't be much of a loss if he was going to be rubbish.

He has definitely surprised a lot of people, taking the Premier League by storm. He scored a total of 18 goals last season in the Premier League alone.

Unfortunately though for Swans fans, it appears that is a one-season pony in the Premier League, with him not being such a good player this season.

There is no denying he is a good player, however injury has definitely hampered Michu, with an ankle injury earlier on in the season also mixed in with a recent knee injury. 

It was reported in the summer that the top four candidates of Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea were all interested in his signature, although his recent injuries have put them off slightly.

The Spanish international has not featured since the game against Norwich on 15 December, and Swans boss Michael Laudrup revealed Michu would have surgery.

It has been completed now, and Swansea confirmed the procedure has been a success. The 27-year-old is expected to return to action once again in February.

Nobody can deny that Swansea have not been such an attacking force without Michu, the Swans have been heavily reliant on Wilfried Bony, who has been misfiring most recently, and Nathan Dyer who is at the minute out with a terrible looking injury.

January appears to be coming at the right time for Swansea, if Michu is going to be in and out this season then they may benefit from the acquisition of a new striker

Is Michu going to be a one-season wonder, like Andrey Arshavin, a player with talent however a player who suffers badly with inconsistency and injury.

For now he remains out, and Swansea fans will have to hope that he will get firing soon and I suppose more importantly that this is the last serious injury he will pick up for a while at least.

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