Swansea's Michu has secured a year long loan move to Italian club Napoli. The deal involved extensive talks that forced Michu out of Swansea's tour of USA.
The hold up stemmed from Swansea wanting to sell the striker, whilst Napoli wanted a loan. In the end the two clubs have managed to negotiate an undisclosed figure of Napoli do decide to buy the Spanish striker from Swansea.
The timing of Michu departing seems strange given he was Swansea's top goalscorer with 22 goals in his first season. However, former Swansea winger Leighton James told BBC Radio Wales Sport that he believed the time was right for Michu to leave:
"If he's going to go, then get it sorted," James had previously told BBC Radio Wales Sport.
"Even before he was injured last season he was giving out the impression that he didn't want to be here.
"His price has dropped drastically through his poor form last season and his long-term injury.
"So you can't expect to command the same sort of fee that you could have done 12 months ago after he had such a good season.
"But it doesn't do the club, the players or the manager any good to have this hanging over their heads during pre-season."