Michu is the ultimate wonder of a Premier League season, as his goalscoring compilation proves

On July 20, 2012, a relatively unknown attacker by the name of Miku signed for Swansea City. The rest, as they say, is history.

It was seen as quite an uninspiring signing at the time, Michu joined for just £3million from Rayo Vallecano, having spent just one season in La Liga.

The Spanish striker was fairly unknown to Premier League fans, and little was expected of the 25-year-old in the club’s second season in the top flight.

But that would all change on a pretty remarkable season opener.

On his Premier League debut against Queens Park Rangers in a packed Loftus Road, the Spain striker scored twice and provided an assist in a 5-0 thrashing.

It was the start of a memorable season for the former Celta Vigo striker.

Michu celebrates after scoring against QPR on his debut. Image: PA Images

He maintained that level of goalscoring form for the rest of the campaign, scoring an impressive 22 goals in all competitions.

Swansea finished in 9th place and would lift the League Cup under Michael Laudrup, their first major trophy.

It’s fair to say that Michu played a huge role in this success. He was nothing short of sensational in his debut season and thanks to his fine form, he was called up to the Spain national team and would go on to play alongside Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Carles Puyol.

But like many before him, the Spaniard struggled to replicate his 18 Premier League goals after his breakthrough campaign, managing just two goals in 2013/14.

But here this compilation of all his goals in a Swansea shirt.

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The former Real Oviedo player was then loaned to Napoli in Serie A, before being released from his contract in November 2015.

Shortly after leaving the glitz and glamor of the Premier League, he signed for Austrian side Langreo and then returned to boyhood club Real Oviedo in the Segunda Division.

He came from nowhere to light up the Premier League with Swansea and even managed to earn a cap for the Spanish national team at a time when they had a golden generation of players.

What are your best memories of Michu?

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