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Garry Monk rubbishes talk of early Michu return

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Swansea City boss Garry Monk has ruled out the idea of bringing Michu back to the Liberty Stadium, despite the fact he's struggled to adapt to life at Napoli after his loan move there, according to Goal.

Countless injuries and fitness issues have limited Michu's game time under Rafael Benitez and the former Liverpool and Chelsea boss has selected the 28-year-old on only three occasions due to these unavoidable factors.

Michu at Napoli

Before his season-long loan to the Serie A club, Michu was in fine form at Swansea, having scored 20 goals in 52 games for the South Wales based side; a total bargain considering he only cost the Swans £2 million upon arrival in 2012.



His first season with the Premier League club was the more superior of his two year stint. 18 goals in 35 appearances stunned everyone, but his second season seemed a bit more realistic with only two goals in 17 games.

Although it has to be said, the arrival of Wilfried Bony somewhat forced the Spaniard out of the starting line-up on a regular basis. This explains why Michu wanted to get out of the club in order to get some game time to improve on his form.

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Problems with injuries

But an agonising back injury has limited his opportunities to do so, with just three appearances at the Stadio San Paolo and no goals to his name. Despite the strong rumours that seem to be gathering pace by the day, his parent club manager, Monk, has recently admitted that he is not looking to bring the 28-year-old back during the winter transfer period.

In a press conference on Thursday ahead of the visit from Crystal Palace, Monk confirmed: "I am focusing on my players here. Michu made a decision to try a different challenge which I supported because we have a great relationship.

"I am focusing on my players here. Michu made a decision to try a different challenge which I supported because we have a great relationship"

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