Michy Batshuayi: Crystal Palace sign Chelsea striker on loan until end of season

Michy Batshuayi playing for Valencia

Crystal Palace have signed Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan until the end of the season.

The Belgium international, 25, had been on loan at La Liga side Valencia for the first half of the season but was recalled by Chelsea in January.

Batshuayi – who had been linked with a loan move to Tottenham or Everton – has scored seven goals in 32 Premier League appearances for the Blues.

“This is a fantastic signing,” said club chairman Steve Parish.

“Michy is a player we’ve long admired, and I’m delighted that we’ve finally managed to get him in a red and blue shirt. He will be a magnificent addition to our squad.”

Chelsea signed Batshuayi for £33.2m from Marseille in 2016, and he scored the decisive goal in Chelsea’s 2016-17 Premier League title success.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund, where he scored nine times in 14 games.

He netted one goal in 15 La Liga appearances for Valencia this season.

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