The attacking department of the West Bromwich Albion squad needs quality additions this summer.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, West Bromwich Albion are looking to loan Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.
The 26-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Chelsea spent 39 million euros to sign the Belgium international from Marseille in the summer of 2016. The 26-year-old has one year left on his current contract which expires in 2021.
Michy Batshuayi has scored 8 goals and assisted 3 more across all competitions last season.
He is considered to be one of the best strikers in Belgium. Batshuayi has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 16 goals in 29 senior appearances for the Belgium national team.
The 26-year-old is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Chelsea this summer and the list of suitors in the Belgium international continues to grow.
Slaven Bilic is looking to shore up his attacking options and Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi happens to be a target.
His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Bilic’s side.
The report claims that WBA manager has extensively scouted Batshuayi and is considering a move for the striker. Bilic is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
WBA are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
According to the report, “West Bromwich Albion have made an approach for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi. The Belgian is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge after the signing of Timo Werner. And Football Insider claims the newly promoted Baggies have called Chelsea about acquiring the 26-year-old. The Blues would prefer to sell Batshuayi permanently, but they will allow him to leave on loan if a deal cannot be agreed. Batshuayi has spent time on loan at Crystal Palace, Borussia Dortmund and Valencia since joining Chelsea from Marseille in 2016.”
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WBA will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Batshuayi to join the club.
Good signing for West Bromwich Albion?
West Bromwich Albion could benefit by signing Michy Batshuayi as the striker is one of the areas of concern for Slaven Bilic.
The 26-year-old would be a very good addition for WBA and they can afford him as well.
The ball is in West Bromwich Albion’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Batshuayi.
It will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds in the next few days.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.