Swansea City Star Michu Earns First Spanish National Team Call-Up

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Swansea City forward Michu has been handed his first call up into Spanish national side for their World Cup Qualifiers against Belarus and Georgia this week, Sky Sports reports.

The 27-year-old has been included as a replacement for Atletico Madrid striker David Villa, who had to withdraw after suffering an ankle injury during his side’s victory over Celta Vigo at the weekend.

Michu managed to bag himself 27 goals across all competitions last season and was arguably the buy of the summer as new boss Michael Laudrup got to work by scouting the foreign market for cheap talent. The Spaniard cost the Swans just £2m from Rayo Vallecano.

And he has continued his good run of form into the new campaign by bagging five goal in 13 appearances so far this season as Swansea make their first venture into the Europa League after lifting the Capital One Cup last term.

He will now be brought into contention to make his international bow after being preferred to the likes of Tottenham’s Roberto Soldado and Juventus new boy Fernando Llorente, both of whom have been left out.

Spain lead Group I on goal difference from France but have two remaining qualifiers to their rivals’ one and four points from Friday’s Palma meeting with Belarus and Georgia’s visit to Albacete on Tuesday would guarantee top spot and a place in next summer’s finals.

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