With the 2017 / 2018 season over and with the World Cup almost upon us, we’re anticipating that with all the uncertainty surrounding several issues at Stamford Bridge, there will be news in abundance for us to cover in the coming weeks.
Today, lurking in the pages of the Evening Standard, is an interesting article relating to our young Belgian striker, Michy Batshuayi.
Batshuayi, as you recall, was allowed to go out on loan, for the second half of the season, to Borussia Dortmund, where he took full advantage of regular first-team football by regularly getting on the scoresheet.
Now, with the season over, a decision has to be taken with regards to the future of the striker.
Chelsea, it seems, would be prepared to sell Batshuayi if Borussia Dortmund agrees to pay a £50 million fee, which, in our opinion, seems unlikely.
However, it appears that Michy hasn’t made his mind up when it comes to where he’d prefer to be playing his football and is quoted by our source as having remarked,
“It was a while since I had played so much. I can’t remember being allowed to play two games in a row at Chelsea. It was good to gain confidence.
“I don’t have a preference; they’re two beautiful clubs. My focus is on the World Cup right now and I don’t want to think about what happens afterwards.”
With Chelsea having signed Olivier Giroud and with speculation, as suggested by the news source, the Daily Mail, linking Chelsea with a swap deal which would see Alvaro Morata move to Inter Milan and the Argentine forward Mauro Icardi come to Chelsea, I can’t help thinking that maybe the decision relating to Batshuayi has already been made.
But, what’s your view on the future of the player who scored the goal that clinched the 2016 / 2017 title, on that memorable night at the Hawthorns?
Has Batshuayi played his last game for Chelsea or does he still have a future at Stamford Bridge?
Please feel free to drop your opinions in the comments facility beneath this article.