Ligue 1

Ligue 1 boss confirms striker will leave as Spurs and West Ham gear up for colossal transfer scrap

Michy BatshuayiMichy Batshuayi

There’s no shortage of reasons as to why the West Ham and Spurs fans in the Transfer Tavern are at each others throats (light-heartedly of course..) though another may have recently arisen. 

Marseille caretaker boss Frank Passi has told French outlet Foot Mercato that in demand striker Michy Batshuay WILL be sold this summer amidst a wealth or reports linking him with the Premier League.

Both London clubs have been linked with big money moves for the Belgian forward, who has emerged as one of the most potent marksman in Ligue 1 following his move from Standard Liege in 2014.

The 22-year old is also noted for his ability to hold play up and link with midfielders, making him a strong all-rounder and one of the hottest properties on the market.

With Les Phocéens enduring a poor season amid financial uncertainty, Passi has conceded the Belgium international will depart the Stade Velodrome this summer.

‘Everybody knows that he will leave,’ said the 50-year old.

‘It is included in the accounts that Michy will be sold this summer. We will accept it.’

‘We know why players leave Marseille, the financials are not so enticing, we have to accept it.’

Where will Batshuay end up this summer?

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