Michu set for Spanish call-up

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Swansea's prolific goalscorer Miguel Cuesta, better known as Michu, has impressed Spain boss Vicente del Bosque so much that the 26-year-old is set to earn his first call-up to the international team.

So far this season, the in-form striker has bagged himself 14 goals in all competitions, matching last year's eventual Golden Boot winner Robin van Persie.

That form has prompted Del Bosque into promising the Swans striker an international debut on February 6 in their friendly against Uruguay in Doha. Del Bosque told Spanish television: "Iago Aspas and Michu will appear (against Uruguay)."

Michu has been prolific since Swansea boss Michael Laudrup snapped him up for just £2.2million from Rayo Vallecano in the summer.

Swansea's number 9 should have no problem slotting into the Spanish set-up. Working under Laudrup, Michu is used to playing a passing brand of football that is similar to Spain's approach, although Michu will offer his country an alternative physical presence up top if required.

Michu demonstrated his willingess to get 'stuck in' against Tottenham when he was left motionless on the turf after a bone-crunching collision with Spurs' goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. After the game, Michu insisted he had no intention of shying away from challenges in the future, despite taking a heavy blow to the head.

Speaking to Swansea's official website, Michu said: "I was in pain – I had a headache until Tuesday – but it was no one’s fault. I am a player who wants to win the ball and if that means getting hurt then that’s fine."

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