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Michy Batshuayi Joins Crystal Palace From Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi has rejoined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

He did this after signing a one-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge.

Batshuayi’s previous deal was due to expire next summer but he will now remain a Chelsea player until 2022.

The Belgium international returns to Palace on loan after scoring six goals in 13 appearances. He achieved this during a four-month spell with the Eagles in 2019.

“I feel like I’m home now, so it’s good. But I need to do a good season here and work a lot with my teammates. In other words, I want to do my best here,” Batshuayi told Crystal Palace’s website.

“It’s not my first time here. I know the team-mates, I know the gaffer, I know how the club works here. For me, it’s the best decision.

”I’m happy, the coach is happy, my team-mates are happy. Let’s get to work.”

CANDIIDONLINE reports that Batshuayi’s arrival will boost Roy Hodgson’s attacking options.

“I am very happy we have secured Michy on a season long loan,” Hodgson added.

“He made a great impact at the club in his previous loan spell, albeit only five months long, displaying a goal scoring threat which we very much needed at that time and we are confident he will produce again.

”As a player who will help to convert our chances in to goals, Michy will be another valuable addition to the two new signings we have made this summer.

“It’s another boost for the players and fans alike, and I’m sure everyone will join me in saying welcome back Michy.”

Batshuayi has dropped to fourth choice in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge behind Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham.

He did not play a single minute under Frank Lampard after a substitute appearance against Bournemouth on February 29.

But having signed Michy Batshuayi, Crystal Palace cannot bring in Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher on loan as Premier League rules stipulate a club cannot loan more than one player from another club in the same transfer window.

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