Michu likely to leave Swansea – Monk

The Spaniard has endured two successive injury-hit campaigns and is now set to depart the Liberty Stadium permanently, having spent the season on loan at Napoli

Swansea City striker Michu is likely to leave Swansea City this summer, according to manager Garry Monk.

The striker enjoyed a stellar debut campaign at the Liberty Stadium, scoring 18 Premier League goals in 35 appearances, but an injury-hit campaign saw him play just 17 times in the league in 2013-14, and he subsequently departed for Napoli on a season-long loan in July.

The Spaniard has been blighted by more injuries this season, making just six appearances in all competitions for the Serie A side, and Monk has confirmed the 29-year-old will probably leave the Liberty Stadium on a permanent basis when the transfer window reopens.

“We’ll speak in the summer and see how he feels about where his future lies and sort it out from there,” he said.

“It was Michu’s decision last summer to move to Napoli and I supported that decision for various reasons.

“It’s unlikely Michu’s opinion has changed suddenly after being away from the club for a full year and wanting to try something new.

“You would imagine he’d want the same, but until I hear from him I don’t know what he wants to do this time around.”