Michu insists he will become even better this season – thanks to the arrival of Swansea club-record signing Wilfried Bony.

The Spanish midfielder made his big breakthrough with 22 goals in all competitions last year but was forced to play as a makeshift striker.

Yet Michu 27 believes he can reach greater heights by returning to his favoured position – as a support player behind £12million hotshot Bony.

Michu who scored in his first outing alongside Bony in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Reading said: “I prefer to play behind the striker so I hope you will see a better Michu. I scored more goals when I played behind a striker last season.

“I like that position because I can move around and the centre-backs are looking for the striker and not me. I can arrive late from the second line and score goals.