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Michy Batshuayi reiterates summer plans, sets sights on 2018 World Cup

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Chelsea backup striker Michy Batshuayi scored a very nice goal on Monday as Belgium beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in friendly international action, and after the game, he gave a few quotes to reporters. Naturally, the subject of his future came up.

"I'm not master of my destiny. Chelsea bought me, they do what they want with me. I'm going to finish with the national team and then, I think I'll have a few phone calls. I'll see with my agent and the club. I want to play, score as many goals as possible and be at the World Cup.”

-Michy Batshuayi; source: RMC Sport via Google Translate

Just like the last time he was asked about this, Batshuayi has once again reiterated his willingness to play along with whatever plans Chelsea cook up for him, though he obviously wants to play and wants to give himself the best chance to be at next summer’s World Cup. If he continues to put in performances like he did for Chelsea in the last month of the season and he did again for Belgium last night, that should not be a problem. Provided he gets the chances to put in said performances in the first place of course.

Michy has been linked with various loans in England and France, including to Everton in return for the man who provided the assist for his goal last night, to West Ham who were interested last summer and last January as well, and to the likes of Marseille or Nice or wherever else.

There’s even a chance he stays at Chelsea next season, with younger challengers to Diego Costa’s crown, like Tammy Abraham ready to hit the loan trail once again.