News today that Newcastle seem to have a chance of signing 23 year-old Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, who was a top Newcastle target before he signed for the Blues from Marseille last summer for a whopping £33M.
Newcastle cannot afford that fee – not this summer anyway – so the best opportunity we have of signing him is on loan with an option to buy him at the end of the season.
We seem to be in with some kind of a chance because we are listed at 7-2 by SkyBet to sign him.
Michy Batshuayi – 23 year-old Chelsea striker
French Champions Monaco are favorites to sign Batshuayi’s at 9/4 and of course he did play two seasons at Marseille so he knows all about the French League.
But if he wanted to keep playing in the Premier league, Newcastle would seem like a decent option for the player.
Although Batshuayi didn’t get a lot of playing time last season, but near the end he showed that if he got sufficient playing time he could score the goals in England’s top league.
Michy ended up scoring 9 goals in 27 game for the Blues, but he started only seven games and he simply wasn’t given a fair chance at Chelsea with Conte preferring Diego Costa.
But he would get that chance at Newcastle although with Newcastle deploying only deploying one striker up front maybe Antonio Conte wouldn’t consider loaning him to Newcastle since he wants Tammy Abraham to get playing time there.
The news today is that Tammy is very close to coming to Newcastle on a season long loan deal.
Conte looks willing to sell the Belgium striker either this summer or next and Newcastle may not have any chance to sign him if another club comes in and offers a decent fee for him before this September.
What do you think?