Michy Batshuayi has reportedly told a Belgian newspaper that he is not opposed to going out on loan this upcoming season. ”What does that mean for Newcastle?” you may ask. Well currently it means nothing, but don’t be surprised if that starts to mean something in a week or two.
Earlier yesterday before the Arsenal-Chelsea FA Cup Final match was even a thought in our heads a Belgian Newspaper published an article with a few interesting quotes from the young Belgian striker that gave non Chelsea beat writers something to write about on a day that has been all about Chelsea (until they lost). Batshuayi of course scored the goal against West Brom that secured the title for Chelsea, a moment that led him to proclaim that night “the best day of his career.”, and has seen plenty of action off of the bench as substitute for Chelsea, including two goals in their 5-1 season ending rout of Sunderland.
The news of the day was reported first by Belgian Newspaper Het Nieuwsblad in the form of an interview. The actual lines of the interview go as follows
“Honestly, I’m not trying to think too much [about my future]”
“I’m a player and I’ll go wherever Chelsea sends me.”
The last part of the interview where Batshuayi says he will go wherever Chelsea sends him is being interpreted by the British and Belgian media as him declaring that he is open for a loan move.
Currently, it has been confirmed that both West Ham and Monaco are interested are bringing in the Belgian striker on loan for a year. But, reports now have Newcastle linked to try to bring in the striker on a loan deal. If you remember, we were in fact linked to Batshuayi back when he was at Marseille. This comes as no surprise because Batshuayi of course is a talented player, this club has a recent history of loan deals with Chelsea, shout out to Remy and Atsu, and this club of course is currently shopping for a striker.
With Diego Costa constantly being rumored to make an exit this summer to play in China, it looked as if Batshuayi was primed to take his starting role going into next season. Chelsea however have other plans in mind as Lukaku is apparently primed for a return to Chelsea, even if Eden Hazard has to take a pay cut to make it happen. Conte also has his eyes set on Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata, and even Gareth Bale although it is looking more and more like Lukaku will be the man Chelsea sign to replace Costa.
With it seeming that it is unlikely for the young Belgian to get much playing time for another year in a row since he joined the giants at Stamford Bridge, Newcastle could swoop in to get Batshuayi on loan , even if it is for just for a year. A striker of his talent would be nothing but sunshine and lollipops for Newcastle as they look to avoid relegation in their first season back in the Premier League.