Chelsea have almost got hold of their dream striker in Timo Werner which will see Tammy Abraham, Oliver Giroud and Michy Batshuayi move down the pecking order. But with Tammy performing well this season for the Blues and Giroud having taken his chances well which led to his contract extension, it is Batshuayi who faces the axe.
The Hammers are keen on adding the 26-year-old to the squad but the £40 million price tag on the player is a bit too much for them to match at the moment according to Express.
Newcastle United are also a source of competition that the Hammers are going to face for the Belgian striker as the Magpies are already said to have enquired about his availability.
Michy Batshuayi: Right option for the Hammers?
Michy Batshuayi has had decent loan spells at Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Crystal Palace but has failed to produce the same kind of display for the Pensioners. He has been successful in putting his name on the scoresheet 25 times in 77 games for the Blues since his £33million move from Marseille four years back.
Overall, it looks like Chelsea is not the right destination for him and he has the potential to do well if given regular playing opportunities.
West Ham United gaffer David Moyes has recently bolstered the attack with the purchase of Jarrod Bowen who has made an immediate impact for the Hammers. But Sebastian Haller has failed to shine since his arrival at the London Stadium and it might be the reason Moyes is looking towards Batshuayi as a long-term option.
With quality support on offer in the form of Felipe Anderson, Jarod Bowen, and Andriy Yarmolenko, Batshuayi could get loads of opportunities to cement his place in the first team. Though Batshuayi’s hold up play is not effective enough and has the tendency to miss big chances, the Belgian has the quality to improve on those fronts and his tendency to be in the right position in the box will hold him in good stead.
But there is a worry that West Ham might be making another mistake in the transfer market, as has been a recurring phenomenon for them. Michy Batshuayi is short on confidence right now and a move to a struggling Hammers’ side is unlikely to help him settle into a rhythm. The same can be said for the club who need a solid and dependable option who can produce the goods under pressure.
The pragmatic approach of David Moyes might also not suit the Belgian who is not at his best playing with his back to goal. Overall, given the situation the club and the player find themselves in right now, this might not be the best move to go ahead with, especially given the touted transfer fee.