Michy Batshuayi joins Valencia on a season long loan

The Belgian impressed during his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund

Los Che announced in a statement on their official website: “Valencia CF have reached an agreement with Chelsea FC for the transfer of Michy Batshuayi until the end of this season.”

Batshuayi joined the Blues for a reported fee of €40 million, signing a 5 year contract in 2016 and was the first signing of Antonio Conte. Despite boasting a decent strike rate of 19 goals in 53 appearances, he found regular starts hard to come by in England.

The Belgium International was behind Diego Costa in the pecking order during his debut season. Despite coming as a substitute most of the time, the striker often showed glimpses of his potential talent.

Alvaro Morata was signed by the Premier League giants last summer to replace the Spanish striker, who returned to his former club Atletico Madrid. His bright start in the Premier League kept the Belgian out from the starting line up again.

With Antonio Conte reluctant to put his faith in the striker, and with Olivier Giroud snapped up from Arsenal, he was allowed to join Borussia Dortmund on loan for the rest of the season in January transfer window.

The 24 year old made an instant impact for the German Club, scoring 7 goals in 10 appearances. But he injured his ankle in the 2-0 Bundesliga loss to Schalke on April 15 and missed the remainder of 2017-18 campaign.

He returned to full fitness ahead of the World Cup and was a part of the Belgium World Cup Squad. His nation finished third in the tournament after they defeated England in the third place play off.

His future was again uncertain this summer as the London outfit were heavily linked with a move for Gonzalo Higuain. However, the Argentine decided to join AC Milan instead.

Maurizio Sarri has, however, decided that he can do without the striker in the upcoming season. Several Spanish sides linke Atletico Madrid and Sevilla also showed strong interest in him.

Batshuayi has already spend time in Ligue 1, Premier League and Bundesliga and is all set to showcase his talent in the La Liga.

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