Crystal Palace complete loan deal for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

Crystal Palace have signed Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan.

The 26-year-old Blues frontman had a successful spell with the South Londoners in 2019.

Batshuayi has bagged 125 goals in 325 first-team appearances.

The Belgium international takes squad number 23 as Palace.

Eagles manager Roy Hodgson said: “I am very happy we have secured Michy on a season long loan. He made a great impact at the club in his previous loan spell, albeit only five months long, displaying a goal scoring threat which we very much needed at that time and we are confident he will produce again.

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Michy Batshuayi
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“As a player who will help to convert our chances in to goals, Michy will be another valuable addition to the two new signings we have made this summer.

“It’s another boost for the players and fans alike, and I’m sure everyone will join me in saying welcome back, Michy.”

Batshuayi said: “I feel like I’m home now, so it’s good. But I need to do a good season here, to work a lot with my team-mates and I want to do my best here.

“It’s not my first time here. I know the team-mates, I know the gaffer, I know how the club works here. For me, it’s the best decision. I’m happy, the coach is happy, my teammates are happy. Let’s get to work.”

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