Michy Batshuayi joined Belgium club Standard Liege back in 2008, after playing for both FC Brussels, his home town club, and RSC Anderlecht.
Michy Batshuayi – 19 year-old young Belgium striker
This is another article in our series of looking at some good young players who Newcastle may be wanting to sign now. or some time in the future, but we have no evidence that Newcastle are currently interested in any of these players.
The 19 year-old has scored 21 goals in 71 appearances for Standard Liege, after making his first team debut in February, 2011, in the 4-1 loss against KAA Gent, when he was just 17 years old.
And last season the player who is of Congo descent, scored 12 goals and had five assists for Standard Liege in 36 appearances.
Michy stands 5’11″ tall and has appeared 5 times for the Belgium U21 side, and he just signed a new contract that keeps him at Standard Liege until June of 2017, when he will be 23, and that also protects the Belgium club’s investment in the youngster.
He’s listed on transfermarkt.com as being worth around €3.5M, which is about £3M at today’s conversion rate.
Here’s some video of the youngster in action.
Maybe he needs to start scoring a few more goals at Standard Liege, but what do you think, would he be a good buy for Newcastle at £3M?
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