Crystal Palace fans react to reported interest in Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi is reportedly wanted by Crystal Palace – and some of the Palace fans on Twitter are desperate to sign him in the summer.
According to the Express, Roy Hodgson’s side are ready to make a move for the 26-year-old in the summer transfer window.
It is understood that the Blues wanted £45million for the centre-forward back in January when Palace made contact about trying to sign him, but they will expect a lower asking price at the end of the season.
The report explains that Chelsea will be ready to accept offers for the Belgium international and that the player wants to stay in London.
Batshuayi spent the second half of last season out on loan with Palace, where he impressed with six goals in 13 appearances for them.
It looks like they want to take him back to Selhurst Park on a permanent basis and a move is possible if clubs can agree a transfer fee.
Batshuayi has six goals in 24 appearances this season in Chelsea’s first-team, but now finds himself behind Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham in the pecking order.
The Belgian forward has provided some historic moments for the club including his title-clincher back in 2017, but doesn’t quite possess enough to be the main man in attack and perhaps moving him on would be a smart move by manager Frank Lampard.
Here are some Palace fans that are keen to re-sign Batshuayi:
Did great for us, he looked happy too, a different player to the current one at Chelsea, the move would suit us both
— Lyn L (@Lyncpfc) March 11, 2020
Imagine this, I know its a stretch but hear me out: Keep Wilf in the summer, bring in Michy, St. Maximin on the wing, Ferguson at RB. The perfect window
— Jordan Sperling🇭🇷🦅🇨🇦 (@jjsperling1) March 11, 2020
Pay the money #CPFC
— Richie (@RichieLobe) March 11, 2020
Love to see him back in the ❤️&💙 ! Come home @mbatshuayi
— Joey (@JoeThompson95) March 11, 2020
MICHY’S COMING HOME! 👀
Also surely Chelsea will reduce their price he’s only played 16 games this season in the league?
— Diyar Kurnaz (@diyar_kurnaz) March 11, 2020
Normally I’d be happy to pay £25 – £30m but with his contract running down we have be looking at around £15m. Would love him back
— FPL Eagle 🦅 (@SE25_) March 11, 2020
If we manage to pull this off it will show wilf our ambition & maybe persuade him to stay
— 🇬🇧🦅MrV🦅🇬🇧 (@kwaido81) March 11, 2020
Quality player, would love him back.
— ASheppard (@AndySheppy) March 11, 2020