Michy Batshuayi won't accept another season on Chelsea bench

West Ham Loan Target Happy With Anything

West Ham Loan Target Happy With Anything

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has said he can not afford to spend another season on the bench but the club "are the boss" when it comes to deciding his future beyond this summer.

Chelsea paid £33 million (BBC) for Batshuayi last summer but he struggled for playing time scoring just 11 goals and providing three assists in all competitions.

Chelsea are looking likely to have won the race for Romelu Lukaku after once letting him go for £28m.

"I'm going to finish with the national team and then I expect I'll have a few phone calls". Amicably, as friends of course. That's up to them. I'm going to listen to what they are saying.

"Everyone knows that I have to play more, that I have to score goal", Michy said.

"There is the World Cup next year and I want to be ready to play".

Although the Belgium striker was kept on the fringes by Costa's form and fitness, Conte could not risk a season with only one forward and would surely have to now sign two front men for Batshuayi to leave. It gave me a boost. "Of course it's not very nice to start your holidays on crutches, but Eden told me there are more serious things in life".

"I think Tottenham has the strength and power to keep guys like that in the team these days".

The powerful striker did however, score the title winning goal in the 1-0 victory over West Brom in May. But we have become champions.

With possibly both Diego Costa and Batshuayi leaving the club, there is no doubt Chelsea will step up their pursuit of Lukaku. That's really good for me. "It's a wonderful experience".

Not exactly anyway. He's happy to have made progress and learned from top class players including Diego Costa ("I've learned a lot from him"), but now he wants and needs minutes, not least because of the World Cup coming up next summer, which is another angle he's recently talked about as well.

However, the reality is that the striker also admits he can't afford another season of playing next to no football, desperate to get his club football career back on track (playing wise) and also if he is to have any hope of featuring for Belgium in next summer's World Cup.

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