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Done deal: Chelsea land Ligue 1 superstar for £33m- fans will be delighted

Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi has completed his move to Chelsea, having signed a five-year deal with the club.

The news was reported by the team’s official website on Sunday. As the reports goes, Batshuayi expressed his delight at the chance to play for the Blues:

He said,

I am delighted to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe and embark on the next chapter in my career. I hope I can help Chelsea win many trophies during my time at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have told me many good things about the club, and with Antonio Conte coming in it's an exciting time to become a Chelsea player.

This is a fantastic opportunity for my family and myself, I am looking forward to playing in the Premier League next season.

The Batshuayi will move to the Premier League from France’s Ligue 1 after a summer full with speculation over whether he would leave the Stade Velodrome, having bagged 24 goals in 51 total appearances for Merseille last season.

The youngster also gained major attention in Belgium’s 4 – 0 win against Hungary at the Euro 2016, where he scored with his first touch of the ball after coming in on the round-of-16 victory.

The Belgian forward has developed quickly since he moved to Marseille from Standard Liege in 2014, he bagged 33 goals in 78 games for the Ligue 1 giants – an average of 0.42 goals per game.

It’s even more impressive than the ratio is 44 goals he scored in 120 games for standard – an average of 0.37 goals per game – evidence of the progress he’s made so early in his career.

As we can see here courtesy of WhoScored.com, the striker can also be very effective coming off the bench:
Batshuayi would be hoping to fare better than Romelu Lukaku at Stamford Bridge did, though, he will be tasked with reviving a strike force that struggled last term, with Diego Costa below his best his best but still effective, while the likes of Radamel Falcao, Loic Remy and Alexandre Pato all toiled.

He is an ideal fit for English. The blues have players that are still raw, although, they are capable of roughing up defenders, running the channels, and finishing chances from a variety of different positions.

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