PREMIER League footballers have stepped in to help a Spanish club which is in danger of going out of business.

Arsenal striker Santi Cazorla and Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata are among the stars who have bought shares in their old club Real Oviedo.

The club – which currently plays in the Spanish third division – is in danger of going bust if it doesn’t find €2 million in the next fortnight.

Swansea City player Michu has also pledged money to the club, saying: “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.”

He added: “The economy in Spain is very bad and the club needs around €2 million to survive.

“It’s my local club, a club I love, so I hope it will be enough.”

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