chelsea's journeyman batshuayi hungry for goals at crystal palace

10:00    01 Feb 2019

Michy Batshuayi
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi says he is hungry for goals after joining English Premier League (EPL) outfit Crystal Palace on a loan deal until the end of this season.

The Belgian international striker has been on loan at Spanish La Liga club Valencia this season, but in a late deadline day move has made the switch to south London as part of an agreement with his parent club and EPL giants Chelsea.

“This is a fantastic signing for Crystal Palace. Michy is a player we’ve long admired, and I’m delighted that we’ve finally managed to get him in a red and blue shirt. He will be a magnificent addition to our squad," Palace Chairman Steve Parish said.

Batshuayi, who has also played in Belgium, Germany and France, is looking forward to playing for Palace in the second round of the current 2018/19 campaign.

"I am very happy to be back in London and the Premier League, and already looking forward to being on the field - this time in red and blue," he added.

"I'm hungry for game time and goals and I hope I will find all that here at Palace."

This season, Batshuayi has featured in 23 matches for Valencia, scoring three goals whilst on loan, and became the first player to score in the top divisions in England, Spain, France and Germany during the 21st century.

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