Batshuayi Is On His Way Back To Chelsea
Chelsea-owned Michy Batshuayi has had his loan to Valencia cut short, with the Liga side’s general director Mateu Alemany confirming the news on Thursday.
The Belgian striker has endured a tough time since his move to Spain, netting only two goals in 23 matches for Los Che despite having enjoyed a massively fruitful spell at Borussia Dortmund earlier in 2018, bagging seven times in 10 games.
Indeed, Valencia boss Marcelino saw his side fall to a shock 2-1 Copa del Rey defeat to Segunda Division outfit Sporting Gijon on Tuesday, a match in which Batshuayi was hooked at half time.
The former Villarreal coach let slip after the loss that his team “need to make signings up front” and that his “patience has run out” following comments that he had only subbed the attacker for tactical reasons.
It seems Batshuayi’s race in Spain is in fact run however, with Alemany confirming on Thursday that he expects the 25-year-old to leave Mestalla imminently.
“The player knows,” he said. “For the food of the player and the club, we are looking for a solution.
“We are expecting an exit in the few hours or days.”