Chelsea striker, Michy Batshuayi has stated that he is open to a move away from Stamford Bridge after struggling for game time all season. The 23-year-old Belgian striker joined The Blues last summer from Marseille in a £30m move, but he has failed to dislodge Diego Costa as first choice striker at the club.
He failed to start a league game until the title was wrapped up, and promptly scored in the 4-3 win over Watford earlier this month, and the player has fueled speculation linking with a move away from Stamford Bridge with his latest comments.
Batshuayi enjoyed a fruitful season in Ligue 1 last term but didn’t get going until the final weeks of the season. A return of 4 goals in the last 3 matches of the league season, one of which won the title away at West Brom was seen as just reward for a player who has not been given a fair share of opportunities to impress.
Clubs such as West Ham and Southampton have inquired about his availability on loan next season, and Batshuayi is ready to entertain any interest. Speaking to a Belgian news outlet, Het Nieuwsbald via Metro, “Honestly, I’m not trying to think too much [about my future], ‘It will be up to the board and the coach to decide. I’m the player, I go where Chelsea send me.’. he added.
West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic is looking at reinforcements to help The Hammers’ cause next season and is dreaming of a Batshuayi-Iheanacho strike partnership, with a deal for the Nigerian nearing completion.