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Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi responds to Valencia exit rumors

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“Only rumors”

Valencia CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

With two well-taken goals in the space of 90 minutes for Belgium against Iceland last night, Michy Batshuayi equalled his total goalscoring output in 15 appearances (720 minutes) for his loan-club Valencia. That lack of return in La Liga has led to recent rumors of Michy’s loan coming to an end in January already, with Valencia supposedly looking to send him back to Chelsea, especially after head coach Marcelino did not even select him for their last league match over the past weekend.

But speaking after his match-winning brace to keep Belgium perfect in the Nations League, Batshuayi dismissed these silly rumors.

“On my departure from Valencia, there are only rumours. I have no problem with the club and I understand the coach [Marcelino] very well.

”We are in a bad phase, but we will continue working to overcome the slump.”

-Michy Batshuayi; source: FourFourTwo

If Batshuayi can turn his club form around, it would certainly be helpful not only for Valencia’s standing, but for his own future prospects as well. Whatever that future may hold is decidedly unknown at the moment — he will have just two years left on his Chelsea contract after this season, but will there ever be room for him at Stamford Bridge? — so focusing on his football is probably the best course of action for now.