Michu, Cazorla, Mata answer Oviedo call

Santi Cazorla, Juan Mata and Michu have teamed up in an effort to save their former club Real Oviedo from going out of business.

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By ESPNSTAR.com staff

It is understood that Spanish Segunda B side Real Oviedo are currently in financial trouble and need to raise €2million within a fortnight to avoid going bust. Cazorla, Mata and Michu, three of the most impressive players in the Premier League this season, all came through the Real Oviedo academy and have chipped in to help their former side.

"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," Michu said on the Daily Mail.

"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."

Mata and Cazorla were sold by the club back in 2003 when they first ran into financial trouble and Michu, who played on for them until 2007, hopes that fans of his current side Swansea will be willing to help, having gone through a similiar situation.

"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 [fund-raising campaign] can have a similar reaction."

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