Arsenal & Liverpool Told Spanish Striker Will Cost Them £30m

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Swans boss also valued his red-hot attacker at the £30m mark last December. 

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Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has claimed that front man Michu is now worth up to £30 million following the Spaniard’s recent call-up by La Roja, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The prolific striker was selected for the first time by Spain head coach Vincente del Bosque for the world champions’ upcoming World Cup qualifying double header against Belarus on Friday followed by Georgia next Tuesday.

And as a result of that surprise call-up, with Michu getting the nod ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Spain international forward Roberto Soldado, Jenkins says that any rival clubs now interested in his star man will have to fork out a whopping £30m for the player.

“We’ve seen with Tottenham and Gareth Bale that every player has a price” said Jenkins.

“We are not in that bracket with Tottenham but they sold a top player. We are realistic about that side of things.

“I would say Michael [Laudrup] was about right with his valuation of Michu if you look at the current market, but this call up enhances that further.

“We know we have a very talented player and naturally we want to keep him.”

Michu has only been in South Wales now for just over a year, with the attacker initially arriving at the Liberty stadium from Liga minnow Rayo Vallecano last July on a three-year deal for a fee of just £2m.

And in his debut campaign in the Principality, Michu managed to hit the back of the net on an impressive 22 occasions in total in only 43 matches in all competitions for Michael Laudrup’s high-flying Swans, including 18 strikes in just 35 Premier League outings for the club.

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