Michy Batshuayi has named the two clubs that he always dreamt of playing for… and Chelsea’s name is nowhere to be seen
The striker is on loan at Borussia Dortmund and has been on fire during his time at Westfalenstadion. Much to the agony of Chelsea fans, he has netted 9 times in 13 games for the German heavyweights. His free-scoring ways are in complete contrast to the man he was let go for, Alvaro Morata. Spaniard’s woeful 2018 has seen him score just twice. Though his move is temporary, Batshuayi seems to be in no hurry of a return to Stamford Bridge.
Speaking recently to Onze Mundial, the 24-year-old revealed that it was his dream to play for Borussia Dortmund and Marseille. He said:
“I’ve always wanted to play in Dortmund. I’d already said so to reporters back in the day. If they tried hard enough they could find an article of me saying that when I was at Standard Liege.”
“I was asked who I wanted to play for in my career, and my reply was “Marseille and Dortmund”, and now I’m happy because I’ve done both. They are two major institutions, domestically and internationally.”
Batshuayi represented Marseille for two years from (2014-2016) before moving to Chelsea in a big money move. A move to West London hurt the youngster’s development. New manager Antonio Conte does not favour him and hence sanctioned his loan move. However, it has gone much better than either Dortmund or Batshuayi would have expected. His incredible form means that he is virtually assured of a place in the World Cup squad while Dortmund has been able to cope up with the loss of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
Chelsea made a big mistake letting him go. With him in the team, the Blues would have had a better chance of breaking into the top 4. Hindsight, however, is not an advantage that we hold. He will return to London once his loan deal expires in the summer and here’s hoping that either Conte or any other incoming manager realises his true value.