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Michu could be given Swansea chance by Garry Monk

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Swansea City manager Gary Monk has admitted that he may give Michu a second chance at the Liberty Stadium after his season-long loan in Napoli failed.

The Spaniard had a superb debut season in England after securing a £2 million move from Rayo Vallecano, and was dubbed the signing of the season after scoring for fun throughout the campaign.

However, his second season in England wasn't as successful and injuries stalled his development and progression in Wales.

Debut Season

After scoring 20 goals in 52 appearances for Swansea, Michu quickly became a fan favourite, but during the Summer of the 2014/2015 campaign, the forward alerted Monk that he wanted to secure a loan-move away.

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Michu was wanted by Rafael Benitez's Napoli and after negotiations between the two clubs, a deal was struck and the striker joined the Serie A side on a season-long loan.

However, due to injuries and failing to impress when fit, Michu has been restricted to just five appearances for Benitez's side and it doesn't look like his loan deal will be made permanent over the Summer.

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The 29-year-old was told by Monk that he would be a crucial part of his first-team plans for the upcoming season, but he responded by telling him he wanted out of the club instead and wanting to go abroad for the campaign.

Reluctantly, Monk allowed Michu to leave, but in today's press conference, the Swansea boss admitted that he won't shut the door on the striker if he wants to return to the Liberty Stadium at the end of the current campaign.

Rejected Recall

Monk did have the opportunity to recall the striker in January, but he declined the chance which lead to speculation that he may not have a future in Wales despite him still having one year left on his current deal.

However, in today's conference, Monk opened up about the striker's situation and refused to rule out a return for the 2015/2016 campaign.

Monk Talks

He said: "After we had a good talk it was his decision he wanted to go to Napoli and I wasn't going to stand in his way as I was only looking for players that are fully committed to myself, the team and the club.

"Michu felt he wanted to go and try Napoli and I knew Michu very well, so I didn't have a problem with it. But it's a new summer and I'll have to sit and have a similar kind of discussion on where his focus is and how he is. I am not ruling anything out at this stage.

"I have made a conscious effort to keep tabs on him and make sure we understand everything that's going on with him."

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