Spanish striker could see his Italian loan end as soon as January.
Talksport reports that Swansea forward and cult hero Michu could see his loan spell at Italian side Napoli end as early as January as he struggles for fitness following a series of ankle injuries.
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The Spaniard joined the Serie A club in the summer on a season long loan with an eye to securing a permanent deal. The striker told Sky Sports at the time that it was the right career move. He said: “I think it’s a leap in my career to contest the Champions League for the first time.”
However, the 28 year old has endured a difficult period in Naples making only three league starts and five appearances in total so far this season and scored no goals for Rafa Benitez’s side.
Michu has suffered a series of ankle issues throughout his playing career and required an operation one year ago for a similar issue that kept him out for six weeks.
The move could be a blessing in disguise for Swansea, however, who may be without Ivorian forward Wilfried Bony for the duration of the African Cup of Nations in January 2015 and will be looking for cover.
Michu signed a new deal for the Swans in January 2013 and still has two years left on his contract.