Roy Hodgson’s search for a new striker is on-going after Dominic Solanke’s move to Selhurst Park collapsed recently.
It’s no secret that the former England manager is in the market for a new forward to add some much-needed firepower to his side. Christian Benteke has struggled for both fitness and form in recent weeks with Connor Wickham also failing to show any sort of consistency. Palace have been overly reliant on Wilfried Zaha with summer signing Jordan Ayew yet to display his talents during his loan spell.
Hodgson targeted a move for former Liverpool forward, Dominic Solanke, but the move collapsed due to concerns over his fitness. Instead, it was Bournemouth who won the race for his signature, paying £19m to lure him from Anfield. With Solanke ruled out, Hodgson must now turn to alternatives.
One man who should be on his shortlist is Chelsea forward – Michy Batshuayi. Valued at £27m by Transfermarkt, the Belgium international has failed to nail down a starting role with the Blues since joining in a big-money move from Marseille in 2016. Batshuayi impressed last season during his loan spell with Borussia Dortmund last season but was once again sent out temporarily, joining Valencia in the summer.
However, the forward has struggled in Spain and could be off to Monaco, though this still could hand Palace the perfect opportunity to lure him to Selhurst Park. Batshuayi has a proven goalscoring record and has never been given the chance to display his talents in the Premier League. The 25-year-old finally hand Hodgson a top option in attack and will be desperate to prove Chelsea wrong for allowing him to leave.
The Eagles would be in no danger of relegation if they secured the services of the talented Belgian.
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