At a time, when the world feels loyalty is out of football, there are a few players that remind them of the existence. It’s time for the former Real Oviedo players, Juan Mata, Santi Cazorla and Michu have brought into light, the loyalty by offering to do their bit for their club to save them administration.
Real Oviedo, the Asturias side plays in the third tier of Spanish Football are in a pity financial state, requiring €2 million to keep afloat and keep the club going.
As a desperate measure, the club has its shares up for grabs.
Chelsea’s Juan Mata, Arsenal’s Cazorla and Swansea’s Michu, foes in the Premier League, have reportedly teamed up to buy shares worth about €1.5 million, though the trio didn’t reveal the sum. Oviedo is the club where the trio started their playing careers and took it as a responsibility to bail their childhood club out of trouble.
“Myself, Mata and Cazorla have all bought shares, but it would be wrong of me to say how much. We just wanted to try and help save the club we all played for.
The economy in Spain is very bad and the club needs around €2m to survive. A lot of people have bought shares and hopefully it will be enough by the closing date of November 17. It’s my local club, a club I love, so I hope it will be enough,” said Michu in an interview to dailymail.
While speaking to dailymail, sounded pretty optimistic about things getting back on track and the club to a position of safety. He was a part of the club from the age of five up until 21. Having spent most of his youth with the club, the Spaniard seems to have immortal love for the club.
It was a moment of déjà vu for Michu, when he found out Oviedo are in a spot of bother, having read about his current club, Swansea being in a similar position some 10 years ago.
He hopes his former club, Oviedo does a Swansea in respect that Swansea are up and running and competing at the highest level on the most followed Football league in the World.
“Swansea fans should know how much it means to me and the Oviedo supporters.
I remember reading up on the history of Swansea when I first arrived here; I remember reading how the Swansea supporters bought shares in this club when it was in trouble 10 years ago - and again many years before that.
And look at the club now; in the Premier League and winning at places like Anfield. Hopefully this SOS can have a similar reaction,” added the current Swansea man, Michu.