Leeds United took the Premier League by storm last season but someone who has only managed to do that in flashes is Michy Batshuayi.
Despite his lack of game time, Marcelo Bielsa worked with him at Marseille so a reunion could work well – that’s according to former Leeds midfielder David Norris.
Batshuayi has always been a bit-part player since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2016 with the highlight of his Premier League career probably being the winning goal against West Brom which guaranteed them the Premier League title under Antonio Conte.
Should Leeds sign Batshuayi?
Bielsa will know that Patrick Bamford was likely close to burnout point last season after he featured in all Premier League games having started 37 of them so, a new striker has been tipped to arrive at Elland Road this summer in the form of Batshuayi.
If Batshuayi is to get his career back on track then playing under a manager that got the best out of him and ultimately earned him his big club move could work out, and Norris believes that it would be a smart signing as he spoke exclusively to The Transfer Tavern:
“He’s big, strong, powerful and can score goals but also, anyone coming in is going to have to fit in with the way they play and the dressing room because that seems really close, but I think he’d be a great signing for me.”
It would certainly not be a cheap transfer as Chelsea splashed out £35 million for the Belgian back in 2016 so Leeds could potentially explore the possibility of a loan deal with the option to buy.
Despite very limited game time, Batshuayi boasts a rather impressive record of 22 goals in 75 games for the Blues with a lot of those appearances coming off the bench, however, those sort of returns seem a lifetime ago as this season he’s managed just two goals in 18 games for Crystal Palace.
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