Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has been sent on loan to Crystal Palace F.C. for the 20/21 season. This move comes shortly after the Belgian international signed a new contract with Frank Lampard’s team.
The one-year contract extension ensures the Blues don’t lose the 26-year-old for free at the end of his loan deal having signed him for £33 million ($42m) back in 2016 from Marseille.
Batshuayi has been stuck playing 2nd or invariably 3rd fiddle at Chelsea with the Belgian starting only 23 times in the last 4 years. And with the arrival of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz at Stamford Bridge, both of whom can play in the centre forward role, it was plain to see that his time at the London outfit was up.
However, the loan move has caused Conor Gallagher’s proposed move to Selhurst Park to collapse having already had his medical but not tied up the final details of the contract.
Batshuayi impresses frequently on the international stage. It’s time for him to step up at Crystal Palace, if he ever want’s to play at Chelsea again.
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