Sun. May 26th, 2024

Michy Batshuayi, Belgian international and Chelsea forward has sealed a deal with Crystal Palace after his impressive performance at the club while on loan during the 2018/2019 season.

Batshuayi, 26, has joined the club for the second time for the duration of 2020/2021 season, having enjoyed his first stay at the club.

His signing makes him the club’s second summer signing after Eberechi Eze from QPR.

The striker scored six goals for the Palace in 13 games and he is expected to keep that feat as he joined the club for the second time.

While speaking about Batshuayi’s signing, Roy Hodgson, the Palace’s manager said, “I am very happy we have secured Michy on a season-long loan.”

“He made a great impact at the club in his previous loan spell, albeit only five months long, displaying a goal scoring threat which we very much needed at that time and we are confident he will produce again.

“As a player who will help to convert our chances in to goals, Michy will be another valuable addition to the two new signings we have made this summer.

“It’s another boost for the players and fans alike, and I’m sure everyone will join me in saying welcome back Michy,” he added.

Batshuayi also expressed excitement of joining the club again and hoped that he could double efforts to do more for the club.

“I feel like I’m home now, so it’s good,” said Batshuayi.

“But I need to do a good season here, to work a lot with my teammates and I want to do my best here.

“It’s not my first time here. I know the team-mates, I know the gaffer, I know how the club works here. For me, it’s the best decision.

“I’m happy, the coach is happy, my teammates are happy. Let’s get to work,” he added.

Playing for Chelsea in the 2019/2020 season, Batshuayi scored six goals in 24 appearances during the 2019/2020 season.

He was also able to play one Premier League game with Chelsea in February in which the club lost to Manchester United in a 2-0 defeat.

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