Swansea City have been dealt a massive injury blow with news that striker Michu will be out for six weeks.
The 27-year-old was unavailable for Sunday’s 2-1 home defeat against Everton and his side's Boxing Day clash against Chelsea. .
It’s a big setback for the Swans who have benefited dramatically since their star arrived from Rayo Vallecano in 2012.
He has scored 28 goals however has been troubled by ankle and knee issues this year and will now face a spell on the sidelines.
Michu who has made one appearance for Spain has struggled for form this year with only two Premier League goals, someway off his tally of 18 in his debut season last year.
In light of this injury, Swansea manager Michael Laudrup spoke to the media hinting towards the transfer window where he could be busy.
Laudrup said: “It’s not good news.
"He will need an operation. It can be done in the next week and he should be back playing in around a month and a half.
“We will probably do something now in January and try to add something that we don’t have in certain positions.”
The ex-Barcelona and Real Madrid player’s resources in the attacking department are already limited with winger Nathan Dyer out until February with ligament problems.
With the transfer market not too far away, attentions have turned to likely arrivals to the Liberty Stadium. Liverpool striker Iago Aspas has been linked with the Welsh club and could come in on-loan months after turning down the Swans to join the Merseyside team in the summer.
Aspas is yet to impress former-Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool and he could be tempted to let the 26-year-old gain some first team football.
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