Palace Given Major Boost In Pursuit Of Chelsea Man

1 Posted by - January 10, 2019 - News

Crystal Palace have been known to be in the market for a new striker long before the January transfer window opened for business and now, following a fall-out in Spain, it looks as though Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi may be the man to plug the gap for the Eagles. 

Despite having shown a real knack for scoring goals with Marseille, Chelsea and Dortmund in recent seasons, Belgian international Batshuayi has struggled with La Liga outfit Valencia this term, prompting boss Marcelino to embark on an extraordinary rant in which he disclosed that his patience had finally run out with Michy following the team’s unexpected Copa Del Rey exit at the hands of Sporting Gijon on Tuesday evening. 

Whilst I personally know plenty of Chelsea fans who have long had concerns about whether or not Batshuayi is technically good enough to flourish at the top level, he has always seemed to have a knack of scoring goals at a decent rate; a trend that has only stopped since making the move to Spain at the start of the 2018/19 season. Questions are supposedly being raised as to whether or not the frontman is a little on the heavy side but given his pedigree, I certainly wouldn’t turn down the chance have him at Palace for the remainder of the campaign. 

The anger shown by the Valencia boss suggests that he and the club will look to send Batshuayi back to Stamford Bridge early, paving the way for Roy Hodgson and co. to make their move. Is he likely to the answer to all of our problems? Of course not but in a side that has been able to create plenty without having a true goalscorer ready to apply the finishing touches, Michy could well find life in SE25 to be quite pleasant once he makes the jump. 

It’s far from a done deal just yet but this latest development certainly looks like a positive one for those of a red and blue persuasion. 

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  • Holmesdale Monkey Nuts January 10, 2019 - 7:48 am Reply

    Maybe we will look to Chelski for different players other then Bats

  • Geone January 10, 2019 - 9:56 am Reply

    I will believe it once I see him holding one of our famous Red & Blue team shirts

  • Eric The Ninja January 10, 2019 - 6:32 pm Reply

    Between him, Abraham (if he is actually available) and Niasse we should really just do whatever deal is best financially and would happen quickest. We might get Niasse premanently for what we’d pay in loan fees and wages for the others and I’ve been swayed by many fans pointing out his decent goal record. Maja would do in a pinch and will develop nicely I reckon but he wouldn’t start straight away (we know Roy). Sunderland will also be looking to extract maximum value. I really just hope we sign one of these in the next couple of weeks with enough cash and time left to bolster the squad elsewhere. We have to be smart with both.

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