Cape Town - Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi insists he is
loving life at Stamford Bridge despite struggling to break into the starting
Chelsea splashed out £33 million to sign the Belgium
international from French outfit Marseille in the summer of 2016, but he has
never been a regular starter.
Loan spells with Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal
Palace have followed, but they failed to provide the spark he needed to force
his way in at Chelsea.
The 26-year-old would have been hoping this could be the
season, following the arrival of new boss Frank Lampard coupled with the fact
Chelsea have not been able to make any new signings due to the transfer
However, the emergence of Tammy Abraham as Chelsea's leading
goal scorer has meant Batshuayi has yet to start a match this season and the
future looks bleak.
He is third in the pecking order behind Abraham and Olivier
Giroud and a move away from the Bridge is sure to happen at some point in the
It could even happen in the January transfer window if
Chelsea receives the right offer and the player expresses a desire to leave.
However, despite his troubles, Batshuayi has spoken of his
love for the club and seems determined to fight for his place in the side.
"I have never been a full-fledged starter, but Chelsea
is my club, that's where I feel at home. It's a club I love deeply," the
There should be no shortage of offers should Batshuayi feel
the time is right to move on, with clubs throughout Europe ready to offer him
the chance to get his career back on track.
Chelsea will look to recoup as much of their outlay as
possible but may have to take a small hit to get him off the wage bill.
- TeamTalk Media