Newcastle Favorites To Sign Batshuayi But There Could Be Problems


Newcastle have been favorites to sign 23 year-old Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea for the past two weeks, with the  current odds being 3/1 with Everton second favorites at 7/2.

But Newcastle are reported to be very close to signing his Chelsea team-mate – 19 year-old Tammy Abraham on loan for the season.

One of the sticking points with Abraham moving to Newcastle was that Chelsea asked Newcastle if their teenager would get enough playing time next season.



The reports are that Rafa Benitez has assured  Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Tammy will make plenty of appearances at the north-east club if he comes in on loan, with Brighton bring the other PL club vying for the player.

There’s just no way we can sign Michy Batshuayi  outright this summer for over £30M (Chelsea paid £33M for him last summer) – we just don’t have the money available with Rafa wanting to bring in up to eight first team players this summer.

The best we could do would be to sign Michy  on loan for the season with an option to buy him next summer.

But it that happens how can we give Tammy Abraham enough playing time?

So we would doubt very much if Chelsea would be willing to let both strikers leave on loan to Newcastle since it’s difficult to see how Abraham would get enough playing time with 23 goal Dwight Gayle also pushing for starts.

Chelsea rate Tammy Abraham very highly and Conte believes the player, who scored 26 goals for Bristol City last season in the Championship on loan, will be ready to push for a first team spot as early next year.

Whereas with Michy Batshuayi the Belgian International played only 27 times with 9 goals for the Blues since moving from Marseille last summer  and it would appear he has no future at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte.

So we just cannot see both strikers moving on loan to Newcastle – one of them on loan is possible – but not both of them.

If we could take one of the Chelsea strikers for next season who would you take?

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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7 comments so far

  • andrewsneill

    Jun 12, 2017 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #1

    I’d take whichever one we could get an agreement to sign permanently after the loan if desired. Otherwise we’re just helping Chelsea train their players. Especially in the case of Tammy who has no premier league experience. Ideally i’d take Batshuayi either permanently for c.£20m or on loan for the season with that option in his contract

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  • martoon

    Jun 12, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    The last time this was mentioned somebody posted that you can’t loan 2 players from one club. I’m not sure if this is correct or not but we’d certainly be short of strikers whenever we play Chelsea!

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  • Vest

    Jun 12, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #3

    I’d take Batshuayi as we could get him permanently next season, which we couldn’t with Abraham. Wouldn’t want us to be helping Chelsea out if we could get something permanently instead.

    But why doesn’t Rafa raid his former clubs? I know he is working on Reina, and I think it would be a perfect combination with Reina and Woodman. Reina could help Woodman faster becoming first choice.

    There are a couple of Real Madrid players, that can leave, and I’d like for Rafa to go for Mariano Diaz. I think he could do a great job for us.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 12, 2017 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Still no progress in the transfer market. I would be lying if I didn’t say I am a tad anxious. We need to start the ball rolling pronto.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 12, 2017 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Oh and I prefer Batshuayi as we could fit an option to buy on the deal and has more experience than Tammy too.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 12, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #6

    Cant see the point of signing Abraham, he will never be our player to improve and maybe sell on, and i cant see us buying Batshuayi ejther. And where do you get the info that Rafa wants 8 signings in? Its purely speculation and opinion that we are reading. I agree with JP in that we need to start bringing in players now, seems to be plenty of talk and no action,

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  • dazza

    Jun 12, 2017 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #7

    If we are willing to spend 20 on Cairney we should be able to justify 33 on this fella.

    Add Livermore for 5-8 and we have goals and steel for ~40-45.

    Forget Abraham and pair / alternate with the speedster Bakambu.

    Two very good fullbacks next.

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