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Spanish striker Michu has scored six goals already for Swansea this season, and cost canny Michael Laudrup just £2m. And it’ll take only slightly more than that to save the club that spawned him, Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla from liquidation.

Yes, it’s all gone a bit tits up at Real Oviedo.

Languishing in the third tier of Spanish football, the club – formed in 1926 – have another eight days to raise the €2.5m they need to stave off the liquidator.

One hashtag later (#SOSRealOviedo) and a campaign to save the much-loved club (which still has 15,000 season-ticket holders) is well under way. Fans and well-wishers can buy shares in the team from just €10.75 until November 17, and foreign fans who get involved get free entry to games if they’re ever in Oviedo.

So if you’re a Swansea, Chelsea or Arsenal fan enthralled by the performances of your Spanish star, then get your wallet out. It’s the least you could do.

More information – in English – here