Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has made no secret that he is looking to bring a fresh striker to the club in January to add to the firepower already at his disposal. And Michu could be the man to keep Palace in the Premier League.
After the Stoke draw on Saturday, Warnock was quoted as saying “options up front are limited” with Marouane Chamakh out injured and Fraizer Campbell and Dwight Gayle failing to get goals.
Michu could be the man that Warnock turns to, with the Swansea City loanee reportedly unhappy in Italy after making only five appearances for Napoli. Palace could offer the Spaniard a fresh start and although he is currently recovering from ankle surgery, he is expected to be fit for the latter part of the season.
Michu is no stranger to finding the goals that Palace would need to maintain their league status. A £2million signing who was little known when plying his trade at Spanish club Rayo Vallecano, Michu got his break when then-Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup was in charge at the Liberty Stadium.
The Swans brought him to the Premier League and he became an instant hit with the fans with his impressive goalscoring record. He netted 18 league goals in his debut season with the club, which culminated in a League Cup triumph over Bradford City in February 2013.
The move could be a huge boost for Palace and Michu could fit in beautifully alongside wingers Yannick Bolasie and Jason Puncheon in what could be a devastating attack.
But Swansea could yet bring Michu back to the club to fill the void while Wilfried Bony is away on African Cup of Nations duty with the Ivory Coast.
Michu is certainly in demand again, while Crystal Palace could also make a move for Peter Crouch of Stoke City who is out of contract next summer.
Would Michu be a good signing for Crystal Palace?