Michu spent a celebrated season in English football with Swansea in 2012-13. He scored 22 goals in all competition as Swansea won the League Cup. Michu was regarded as the bargain of the season, signed from Rayo Vallecano for just £2 million.
Like most bargains of the season, he became a currency against which other signings were measured. For example, Liverpool paid £20million for Stewart Downing a year previous, which was ten Michus. Robinho cost Manchester City, 16 Michus, one Michu more than Chelsea paid for Andriy Shevchenko.
Michu went to Napoli on loan in 2014, where injuries restricted him to just six appearances. He returned to Swansea where his injury problems continued, and his contract with the Swans was terminated.
Michu has spent the last few months training with Spanish fourth division side Unión Popular de Langero, a side coached by his brother.
He will officially join the club as a free agent on January 4, and at just 29, he still has some time on his side to recapture the promise of 2012.