Michy Batshuayi is off to Germany on a grand adventure, but as it stands right now, it’s going to be a fairly brief diversion. According to multiple sources, the loan deal for which Borussia Dortmund paid €1.5m is only for six months and there is no option to extend or, even worse, make it a permanent move.
It’s a loan without option.— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) January 31, 2018
That’s not to say that a subsequent deal couldn’t be worked out; the lack of an option actually leaves all options on the table, which could be important given the constant rumors around Conte’s future and with both Morata and Giroud on the books now at Chelsea for at least the next 18 months.
For Batshuayi meanwhile, the loan will be an excellent opportunity to re-establish his credentials as a serious option for Roberto Martinez and Belgium for this summer’s World Cup.
“In order to achieve my big objective, I want to play as much as possible and score many goals. The World Cup is taking place in the summer.”
-Michy Batshuayi; source: BVB
BVB sporting director Michael Zorc is also expecting many, many goals.
“Michy is a young, very interesting striker who boasts a good goalscoring record and has shown his extraordinary quality at Chelsea and Olympique Marseille, in the Belgian league and while playing for the national team.”
-Michael Zorc; source: BVB
Chelsea’s Bats-man may be off saving the world in Dortmund, but he will return. (Hopefully.)