Wolverhampton Wanderers have made an offer to sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi as Bruno Lage looks to add more firepower to his squad.
What’s the news?
That’s according to 90min, who claimed that Wolves have made an offer for the Stamford Bridge frontman, but Everton are also interested in securing a deal for the player.
No fee is mentioned on a proposed transfer, although the Blues are unlikely to get anything near the £33m that they shelled out on the Belgian six years ago.
With just one year left on his Chelsea contract, a cut-price fee seems more realistic, and Lage should be working hard to get the deal done.
Lage could bolster his attacking options
There is still a lack of depth in the club’s frontline, though. With Guedes not an out-and-out striker, they have been relying on winger Hee-Chan Hwang to provide the firepower.
Batshuayi could well be the answer to Lage’s problems. Although he has only netted 15 times in the Premier League for Chelsea and Crystal Palace, his lack of regular game-time has had a detrimental effect.
He scored 23 goals in all competitions for Marseille in the season before he moved to London, which led GOAL to describe him as the “new Drogba”, and the two strikers’ playing styles are certainly alike.
Should Wolves sign Batshuayi?
Both Batshuayi and Drogba are strong, powerful and combative forwards with a keen eye for goal, while also delivering a sharp all-round game which can benefit the team. The former demonstrated this last season when he was sent on loan to Besiktas for the campaign.
He contributed 14 goals and five assists as he proved that he can still perform at the highest level, averaging three shots per game, missing 14 big chances and scoring once every 173 minutes for the Istanbul club. There is no doubt that he has the hunger to score goals, and a change of scenery obviously worked wonders for the Belgian.
A move to Wolves could reinvigorate the £90k-p/w marksman, and with the World Cup looming on the horizon in three months’ time, regular playing time could be advantageous as the 28-year-old aims for a spot in the Belgium squad.