Batshuayi signs 5 year deal at Chelsea

The Belgian striker has joined from Marseille with Chelsea reportedly paying up to €40 million.

Batshuayi signs 5 year deal at Chelsea

Belgian international striker Michy Batshuayi has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea, the Premier League club confirmed on Sunday, after joining from French club Marseille in a deal which could be worth up to a reported €40 million.

A €6.5 million signing from Standard Liege in 2014, Batshuayi scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season, and 23 times in all competitions. His bright performances were a highlight of what was a very disappointing season for L’OM, finishing 13th and just 9 points clear of the drop.

Batshuayi has been in superb goalscoring form this season and netted with his first touch for Belgium against Hungary

Batshuayi took to Twitter on Saturday to say goodbye to the club and its fans: “'Above all, I particularly want to thank all the supporters of OM: during my two years with the club I have loved since I was young, you have shown me your affection and support.”

He added: “It's been a big honour for me to have worn this jersey at the Velodrome, a stadium which you have made magnificent with an atmosphere which is unique in France."

The 22-year-old was part of the Belgium squad at Euro 2016 and netted with his first touch on his tournament debut, converting a cross from his new Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard in a 4-0 win over Hungary. His side ultimately crashed out in a surprise 3-1 quarter final defeat to unfancied Wales.