The Mirror (Simon Bird) are reporting today that Rafa Benitez will try to get Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi in on loan for next season and presumably have an option to buy him next summer.
We had reported yesterday that Chelsea will likely want back the £33M they paid out to Marseille for him last summer and that’s a lot of money for Newcastle to pay out this summer.
Newcastle trying to get Michy Batshuayi on loan
However, if we can get him on loan for next season Newcastle will be able to afford that fee next summer and could buy him then.
However the problem with that scenario is that if other clubs come along this summer and bid the Chelsea asking price for the 23 year-old Belgium International they are likely to sell.
It doesn’t seem in Chelsea’s interests to loan him out for a season when it’s obvious manager Antonio Conte does not rate him highly.
Michy has not had a chance this season and started only one league game and he would definitely get lots of playing time at Newcastle next season and would be our number one striker.
Newcastle have to hope the player wants to join the Rafa revolution on Tyneside and that Chelsea are willing to loan him out to Newcastle for a season.
If that happens then we would have a top class striker next season and have a chance to make the deal permanent next summer.
Michy still scored 9 goals in 27 appearances for Chelsea last season, but got very little playing time.
Let’s hope Rafa’s well known persuasive powers are in full operation as he tries to convince Michy to join us for next season, but some big clubs will also be after him.
It would be a coup if we can Michy to Newcastle for next season.
What do you think?