Michy Batshuayi Signs for Crystal Palace
Chelsea and Belgium international Michy Batshuayi has joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal. The 26-year-old, who also signed a one-year contract extension with Chelsea, played for the Eagles in 2018-19 and scored six goals in 13 appearances, and has now returned to the club for a season long term loan. According to Michy Batshuayi, he said: “My target is to win a lot of games because Palace is a good team and a dangerous team for big clubs.”
Chelsea signed Germany striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig on a five-year deal this summer. Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson, who has added Super Eagles target Eberechi Eze from QPR and also Nathan Ferguson to his team after the departure of Nathan Ake to Manchester City said: “He made a great impact at the club in his previous loan spell, albeit only five months long, displaying a goalscoring threat which we very much needed at that time and we are confident he will produce again.”
“As a player who will help to convert our chances into goals, Michy will be another valuable addition to the two new signings we have made this summer.” Batshuayi joined Chelsea from French Ligue 1 side Marselle in 2016 but have no playing time in the club so he decided to take a loan move to Crystal Palace. He has previously played for Crystal Palace, Borussia Dortmund and Valencia in his four years in the Standford Bridge. Palace will have the option to make his move permanent at the end of the loan spell.