Chelsea announce powerhouse has OFFICIALLY agreed deal and makes OFFICIAL transfer move
Michy Batshuayi has joined Besiktas on a season-long loan after extending his contract at Chelsea by an extra year.
The 27-year-old had spells at Borussia Dortmund and Valencia before being snapped up on a six-month deal by Crystal Palace in January 2019. Chelsea brought him back for the 2019-20 campaign, but sent him to Palace again the following season as he continued to struggle for regular minutes.
Batshuayi will spend the 2021-22 campaign with the Turkish club after passing a medical at their training ground on Wednesday, as he will not get much game time at Chelsea this coming season.
Batshuayi has taken to social media to confirm the move, writing on Twitter: “Very very happy to join Besiktas, an incredible opportunity for me and I’m already looking to play.
“Thank you to all the fans for the crazy welcome at Istanbul. See you at the stadium very soon. #batsman”
Meanwhile, Chelsea have released an official statement revealing that the forward could make his debut for Besiktas as early as this weekend.
“Michy Batshuayi has today extended his contract at Chelsea until 2023 and joined Besiktas on loan for the season,” the statement reads.
“The Belgian forward heads to Vodafone Park – the venue of our 2019 Super Cup clash with Liverpool – for the remainder of this season, after passing a medical in Istanbul and signing the relevant paperwork. He could make his debut for Besiktas on Saturday.”
It has been a shame to see that Michy has not been able to make the kind of impact at the club that many had hoped for. But this transfer move will do him the world of good as he could get the game time he wants
And if he impresses enough, he could get a more permanent move away from the club