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Miguel Perez Cuesta | Midfielder | #9

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 176

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Michu's career continues on it's downward spiral as Portuguese forward Eder joins Swansea from Sporting Braga on a £5million transfer fee.
With Wilfried Bony never really replaced, Eder arrives from Portugal in hopes of boosting the Swans attack. The linked story indicates that Gary Monk intends to start both Eder and Bafetimbi Gomis together with Andre Ayew supporting but that would be a departure for Swansea if true. When both Bony and Gomis were available early last season Monk tended to play Bony as a lone striker with five midfielders supporting him. Be cautious in your evaluations of Eder as he enters the league. Wed, Jul 1, 2015 04:58:00 PM

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Aurelio DeLaurentiis, President of Napoli, has Tweeted out his official welcome to Michu who arrives in Italy after two uneven years at Swansea City.

The Spanish attacking midfielder's first season was hailed as one of the best bang-for-the-buck seasons in recent Premier League memory as the Swans got 18 goals in 35 PL appearances for a negligible transfer fee. Things went in the opposite direction last season as injury wrecked his sophomore season for the Swans and limited him to 2 goals in 17 appearances. The deal is reportedly an initial loan with an £8million payment in a year. Not ideal, but given how little he produced last season both clubs were always going to have to take some risk if a move were going to happen.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 12:07:00 PM

Swansea have make it clear to potential suitors that Michu is not for sale this summer.

It isn't clear exactly who might be interested in the Spanish attacking midfielder after what was essentially a lost season due to injuries and subsequent ineffectiveness. Arsenal and Liverpool were mentioned in the rumor but it seems likely that both will have their sites set higher than a player who struggled so mightily last season. It seems more likely that Arsenal would target Wilfried Bony than Michu given their numbers in midfield vs. the lack of same at forward.
Thu, May 22, 2014 12:54:00 PM

Swansea City manager Garry Monk confirmed in a recent press conference that Michu is still coping with an ankle injury and will not be available for the weekend visit of Aston Villa.

Chalk it up as a lost season for Michu as a fantasy commodity, after being one of the top midfielders last year. He has only started four games since Week 10 and has not looked sharp in his comebacks from injury. Hopefully a full summer will give him the time he needs to get right, but heading into next season it would be wise to use a wait-and-see approach before trusting in him again. Luckily Swansea have had Wilfried Bony to depend on as the alpha goal scorer and his productive first season in the Premier League is a major reason why the Swans look safe from relegation.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Michu is continuing to suffer with an ankle injury that has cost the player most of his season. He is expected to miss out again this weekend against Newcastle United.

This has been a season to forget for the Spanish star. After returning from injury a month ago, he missed last week's match against Chelsea, and looks set to miss out again. A summer break can't come soon enough for Michu.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 02:03:00 AM

Michu finally returned to the pitch in the 63rd minute against West Brom today.

The Spanish attacking midfielder has been out since mid-December but couldn't bring back the magic that made him the Swans leading scorer and the buy of the year in the Premier League last season. The Swans fell to the Baggies in a key match at the bottom of the table but will be hopeful that Michu will bring some goals as he rounds into form. Fantasy managers will want to monitor his form and price (which isn't unreasonable) over the final two months of the season.
Sat, Mar 15, 2014 02:27:00 PM

In a recent press conference, Garry Monk would not confirm the availability of Michu for Swansea City in their weekend match against West Bromwich Albion, but that he will "make a judgement on him tomorrow."

Reporters were fishing for some sort of confirmation today, but Monk was not having it. Check back tomorrow for a more definitive response from the skipper, but unless he says Michu will "start", the Spaniard carries a huge risk of giving you little in fantasy returns. Should he not feature at all, it also takes a hit to his double gameweek appeal next weekend.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Michu is back in training with Swansea City's first team this week, with an eye on playing some part in their weekend match against West Bromwich Albion.

Michu's injury has taken much longer than expected to mend, with speculation during the interim that he was set to come back weeks ago, with an original timetable that passed over a month ago. However, the report is suggesting all the right things to imply a return this week, though it may be as a substitute. Should he play a part this weekend, he will be a coveted double gameweek asset for the following week.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Garry Monk had indicated during the buildup to Swansea City's FA Cup match against Everton that his star midfielder Michu could feature, but the Spanish playmaker did not so much as make the bench as he continues to work toward playing for the first time in over two months.

There is no incentive for Monk to rush Michu back too soon, only a chance to make matters worse. He did not exactly put his strongest side out against the Toffees, with several fringe players being handed starts. The brass have one clear objective at this point - avoid relegation. To do that, they need Michu at 100% for the run in. Swansea will return to league action next week against Liverpool. Should Michu feature there, it looks good for his chances of starting the following week, home to Crystal Palace.
Source: Wales Online
Sun, Feb 16, 2014 11:39:00 AM

Swansea striker, Michu, is recovering well from ankle surgery and could be fit to return against rivals Cardiff City, in three weeks' time.

Swansea have struggled in Michu's absence, but they have had a tough run of fixtures on top of a long injury list. The fixtures start to improve starting this weekend, but the injury situation is still weeks from improving.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 11:09:00 PM

According to Phil Cadden via Twitter, "Michael Laudrup confirms Michu to have ankle op and out for six weeks."

Whether it is yet unknown or Cadden simply didn't have enough characters to elaborate on Twitter, we are not told if the procedure is to occur immediately or if there is a planned date but either way, Michu unfortunately will not be entering the mindset of fantasy managers for quite some time in what is shaping up to be a disappointing season for the Spanish playmaker. His absence carries a ripple effect throughout Swansea but the man who stands to benefit the most from it is Jonjo Shelvey, who should be playing directly behind the striker in a more attacking position like he had been when Michu was out previously.
Source: Twitter
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 10:43:00 AM

According to Phil Cadden via Twitter, "Michu a doubt for Everton game and will need an ankle op(eration) at some point."

Something strange is afoot at Liberty Stadium and on some level Michael Laudrup needs to be questioned about his practices in assessing and handling players' injuries. Michu and Michel Vorm have arguably been the two most important keys to Swansea's success since their promotion and both appear to have been rushed back too soon from injury as both are now banged up again. Vorm just went under the knife yesterday after an unsuccessful attempt to play through his knee problem. Michu has not been ruled out but it would take a substantial leap of faith to invest in him this weekend.
Source: Twitter
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 03:22:00 PM

Swansea Michu (real name: Miguel Pérez Cuesta) expressed his desire to move to a title contender during the January transfer window.

"Every player dreams about playing in big teams, clubs who play in the Champions League and fight for titles. I am no different. I’m very happy at Swansea but it is obvious that every player wants to grow up and see how far you can go." - MichuArsenal had previously been linked with the 27-year old Spaniard after his 20-goal debut season in 2012. Since then he's been in both a goalless drought and missed time due to injury. Arsenal have something good going right now, so adding Michu would have to come relatively cheap. He'd also have to be aware that first team reps could be a stretch until his current dip in form takes a turn for the better.
Source: The Mirror
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 03:11:00 AM

Both Michu and Wilfried Bony could make the squad for Swansea City as they get set to face Hull City tonight, but it would only be in a bench role.

Michael Laudrup will not want to risk either of his star players with an important Europa match coming up later in the week but without a true striker currently fit, he may feel the need to turn to one of Michu or Bony to kickstart the Swans' attack should Hull City give them trouble. Monitor tonight's outcome and Thursday's tie in Switzerland before considering either for the weekend trip to Norwich City.
Source: Express
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 11:49:00 AM

When asked about the status of Michu, Michael Laudrup stated "Let's say he could be back for Monday but he will definitely not be match fit, so we have to bring him back in carefully."

Laudrup continued by saying "He knows he will not be able to play 90 minutes on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. It is the same with Bony, the injury is not too bad but it is too soon to say if they will be back for Monday." Both Michu and Bony are too important to Laudrup's plans to rush back too soon. He may attempt to get 60 minutes out of the healthiest of the two seeing as Swansea are currently without an available striker. There is too much uncertainty to invest here.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 12:25:00 PM