It’s no secret that Michy Batshuayi has made an incredible start to his loan with Borussia Dortmund. The Belgian striker has scored 5 goals in just 3 appearances so far for the Black and Yellows.
Michy’s success has been essential in helping BVB move on from last month’s sale of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal. But until a permanent deal is reached with Chelsea, Batshuayi is still a short-term answer.
According to BILD, Dortmund are considering breaking the bank to sign Michy from the West London club.
Wording: "According to BILD information, the bosses are said to think about a fix signing [of Batshuayi] and are willing to invest the €64m earned for Aubameyang in his successor".— German Football Daily (@GERFootDaily) February 17, 2018
Batshuayi signed for Chelsea from Marseille in the summer of 2016 for a fee of around £33 million. The €64 million that BVB collected for Aubameyang equates to roughly £56 million.
Michy had limited opportunities and success in the Premier League, and the Blues now also have both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud in their striking corps. They refused to allow Dortmund to add a permanent option to the loan deal, but it’s unclear if there is really a future for Batshuayi at Chelsea.
Antonio Conte clearly didn’t favor the 24-year-old Belgian, but Conte himself could be on the way out of the club this summer. Chelsea have struggled at times this season, and Conte’s family are reportedly clamoring for a return back to their native Italy.
There is so much that is unclear here. Would Chelsea be willing to part with Batshuayi before they even know who their manager is for next season? What kind of fee would they want for him? Would it take the entire sum that Dortmund received for Aubameyang?
It’s still only February, so a lot of things can change between now and the next transfer window. But one thing is for certain, Batshuayi has what it takes to be the Aubameyang replacement that Dortmund desperately need. The club should do everything in their power to secure his services on a permanent basis.