Michu has given Swansea a major boost by signing a new four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium.

The 26-year-old forward has taken the Barclays Premier League by storm since joining from Rayo Vallecano for just £2million in the summer, scoring 13 top-flight goals so far this term.

His exploits had seen the Spaniard linked with a big-money move away from the Swans, but he has penned a deal to keep him in south Wales until 2016.

He told the official club website: "It was an easy decision for me. I am living a dream here at Swansea."

The announcement of Michu's new deal comes just hours before the Swans face Chelsea in the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final.

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  • Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Michu of Swansea celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City at Loftus Road on August 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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    Swansea's Michu celebrates scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Loftus Road, London.

  • Swansea City v West Ham United - Premier League

    SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 25: Michu of Swansea scores the second goal past Jussi Jaaskelainen of West Ham during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at the Liberty Stadium on August 25, 2012 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

  • Swansea City v West Ham United - Premier League

    SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 25: Michu of Swansea celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and West Ham United at the Liberty Stadium on August 25, 2012 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City v Sunderland - Liberty Stadium

    Swansea's Michu (centre) scores during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

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    Swansea's Michu celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

  • Swansea City v Wigan Athletic - Premier League

    SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 20: Michu of Swansea City(2nd L) heads home the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Wigan Athletic at the Liberty Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

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    Swansea's Michu (left) celebrates with his team mates and the crowd after scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Swansea City - Emirates Stadium

    Swansea City's Miguel Michu celebrates scoring his sides first goal as Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny lies grounded

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    Swansea City's Miguel Michu celebrates scoring his sides first goal

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    Swansea City's Spanish midfielder Miguel Michu celebrates scoring during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in north London on December 1, 2012. Swansea won 2-0. AFP PHOTO / OLLY GREENWOOD RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read OLLY GREENWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City v Manchester United - Liberty Stadium

    Swansea City's Miguel Michu (second right) scores his team's opening goal past Manchester United's goalkeeper David De Gea (second left)

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    Swansea's Spanish midfielder Miguel Michu (R) celebrates scoring his goal in front of some Manchester United supporters during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, South Wales on December 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Swansea City's Spanish striker Miguel Michu (C) shoots to score the opening goal against Arsenal during the FA Cup third round football match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales on January 6, 2013. The game ended with a 2-2 draw. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Swansea City v Arsenal - FA Cup Third Round

    SWANSEA, WALES - JANUARY 06: Miguel Michu of Swansea City celebrates as he scores their first goal during the FA Cup with Budweiser Third Round match between Swansea City and Arsenal at Liberty Stadium on January 6, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

  • Soccer - Capital One Cup - Semi Final - First Leg - Chelsea v Swansea City - Stamford Bridge

    Swansea City's Miguel Michu scores his side first goal of the game during the Capital One Cup, Semi Final, First Leg match at Stamford Bridge, London.

  • Soccer - Capital One Cup - Semi Final - First Leg - Chelsea v Swansea City - Stamford Bridge

    Swansea City's Miguel Michu celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game

His goals have also helped the south-Wales club take up residence in the top half of the Premier League table.

His form has attracted the attention of Spain coach Vicente del Bosque and he is in line for a call-up to face Uruguay in next month's friendly international.

And despite the speculation over whether his future may lie away from the Liberty Stadium, Michu, who arrived on a three-year deal in the summer, found it a simple decision to commit himself to Swansea.

"I'm probably enjoying my football more than ever. It's easy to play with this team and tonight I have the chance to reach the first final of my career," he said.

"I'm really happy here in the city with the people, the club and the fans. Everyone has been so nice to me since I arrived.
"I think the club are happy with me because they have given me a new contract. I am certainly happy with the club.

"I've read and listened to all the speculation, but it doesn't interest me, and that's why I've signed a new contract.

"I'm enjoying myself too much because the team always tries to play football. All I think about is the next game and helping Swansea be successful. This is my life."