With Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud proving to be a little goal shy this season could the answer to Chelsea’s striking problems be on-loan at Spanish La Liga side Valencia?
Michy Batshuayi has told The Times via the Evening Standard that he sees his future very much back at Stamford Bridge rather than a switch to Valencia.
However, Chelsea fans may be wary of the Belgian being any kind of short-term answer with the 25-year old scoring just one goal in six outings so far this season.
“No [I’m not looking for a permanent move]. I’ve so much respect for Chelsea and I love them.”
“This loan is important for my development, to show how good I am so that I can go back to Chelsea a better player.”
“Everyone knows there’s real emphasis on technique in La Liga and I’m a technical player; in that sense it’s a good fit.”
“But all leagues are a good fit for me – I can play anywhere. Germany and England were good fits too.”
Michy Batshuayi has arguably never really been given a proper string of games at Chelsea having played as backup option, and in 53 appearances has scored 19 goals, seven of which were in the Premier League.
In the second half of last season Batshuayi shone while on-loan at Dortmund scoring nine goals in 14 outings, before falling to injury and ending the rest of his campaign – ruling him out of the World Cup with Belgium.