Although the summer transfer window slammed shut last night, as far as Premier League clubs go, deals can still be done with clubs outside of the top-flight of English football.
Today, it has been confirmed, by the respected news source, Sky Sports, that Michy Batshuayi will not be playing his football at Stamford Bridge next season.
The young Belgian striker, who joined Chelsea from Marseille, has been allowed to go out on loan to the Spanish side Valencia on a season-long loan deal.
The deal would suggest, to us, that Maurizio Sarri is prepared to enter the new season with just Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud as his striking options with young Tammy Abraham as a back-up if he too isn’t loaned out shortly.
It could be a risky plan, especially if either of Morata or Giroud pick up an injury or a suspension before the January transfer window opens.
I guess we could even see Eden Hazard deployed as a false number nine again!
Our ploy of not bringing in a top-class striker, during the summer transfer window could come back to haunt us.
But, what are your views on Batshuayi going out on loan?
Do you approve or disapprove?
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