The lowdown: Loan star
Signed for £35.1million from Marseille as a fledgeling youngster in 2016, Batshuayi has become a perennial loanee since arriving in London.
Having been linked earlier in the window, Wolves now appear to have stepped up their pursuit of Batshuayi as Bruno Lage seeks attacking reinforcements…
The latest: ‘Made an offer’
It’s claimed that the powerful Belgian is ‘also wanted by Frank Lampard at Everton’ as Batshuayi looks to seek pastures new in the final 12 months of a deal at Stamford Bridge.
The report makes no mention of the details of the offer made for the man who was hailed as ‘top class’ by Frank Lampard during his time in charge at Chelsea.
The verdict: Make it happen
Still in desperate need of a frontman to bolster Lage’s ranks following the addition of Matheus Nunes and amidst links to Benfica starlet Goncalo Ramos, adding a goalscorer of Batshuayi’s ilk to the Molineux squad would be a superb piece of business.
Last season, the £9million valued hitman scored 14 times and provided five assists in 33 Super Lig outings with Besiktas, earning a 6.96 SofaScore rating whilst winning 3.8 duels, completing 1.2 dribbles and taking 3.0 shots on average per game in the process.
In addition to that form, availability and likely affordable asking price, Batshuayi has often outperformed his xG throughout his career, a potentially key factor that would make him the ideal candidate to arrive at Wolves, a side who notoriously don’t create an enormous amount of chances.
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