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Compared to the hectic offseason Napoli had last year, this summer has been rather quiet for Aurelio De Laurentis' club. They bought French defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, from Genk, but haven't been able to land many transfer targets to date. That is about to change as the club is ready to announce the signing of Spanish striker, Michu, from Swansea.
Michu set to join Napoli 
07/15/2014
 
Swansea City FC - Summer Pre-Season Tour - Summer 2013 - The Netherlands

Compared to the hectic offseason Napoli had last year, this summer has been rather quiet for Aurelio De Laurentis' club. They bought  French defender, Kalidou Koulibaly, from Genk, but haven't been able to land many transfer targets to date. That is about to change as the club is ready to announce the signing of Spanish striker, Michu, from Swansea. 


Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio, has revealed that a deal has been struck, and it is only the finer details of the contract that are holding up an official announcement. Michu will be moving to Napoli on loan deal initially, that will cost the Southern Italians 1.25 million Euro deal. Napoli will have the option to make the move permanent for 7.5 million Euro following the season. 


Michu had a fantastic season season with Swansea two years ago, when he scored 18 goals in 35 league matches, but suffered from several injuries last year. It is for this reason that Napoli want the player on a loan deal for a year, to ensure that he can remain healthy throughout the season. 


Rafa Benitez personally requested Michu, as the player's versatility is desired by the Spanish tactician. Michu can play in a variety of different positions and roles, including as someone who can replace Gonzalo Higuain late in matches, or someone who can play just behind the striker in Benitez's 4-2-3-1 tactical setup. Michu's transfer will also help appease an eager fan base hungry to see their team succeed. 


 
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