Hammer blow for Michy reunion with Payet

michyThe chances of a reunion of Michy Batshuayi and Dimitri Payet at the Olympic Stadium next season seem more remote after the 22 year old striker pledged his future to Marseille.

“My future is at Olympique Marseille” Batshuayi told French paper L’Equipe.

He added I want to stay, I love this stage and many players in this team. I love the club. I prefer to leave this club by scoring and leaving a memory in people’s minds, my story with Olympique Marseille is far from over. “

Batshuayi signed a new contract in January this year in a move that was widely believed to be designed to raise the striker’s asking price up to £30million, with the young striker now tied to Marseille until 2020.

West Ham are said to be prepared to pay £20m for Batshuayi in the summer. The 22 year old has scored 20 goals and made 9 assists from 37 starts in Ligue 1 and the Europa League this season.



About Sean Whetstone

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5 comments on “Hammer blow for Michy reunion with Payet

  1. Don’t players always make these loving statements about their club & then leave about a month later,lol

  2. I don’t rate him, Sakho does everything and more than he does, we also a play a different style of football under Slav than Marseille play, mostly we are getting lots of crosses into the box from wide positions, apart from at the start of the season when teams didn’t know what to expect from us we haven’t had that many chances to run amok through the middle of the pitch, now teams sit deeper and try pushing us wider to slow the counter attack a little thus making us make more passes / crosses increasing the margin of difficulty for us to score, the fact we have kept scoring is a testament to the quality and determination of the squad, if we could get a Defoe (fox in the box) type player that wants to play off the shoulder of the central defenders and who will find space or make those short clever runs on the edge of the box that a Lanzini or Payet can release the passes for we will have a couple of new ways to hurt teams, a Defoe type player would also know how to get the most out of playing with Carroll much the same as Kevin Phillips did with Niall Quinn, Shearer with Sutton etc.

  3. I havnt seen enough of him to make a judgement tbh.Lots of talk about him but barely seen him play.I need more than a 2 minute YouTube package of his best goals to make my mind up,haha.

  4. Quite agree boys. We need another forward with real pace and one that has a really good fitness record and an excellent scoring ratio. I know that Sakho is quick and works his socks off but he does not seem to have that natural instinct to make runs off the shoulders of defenders. In any case, all this will he won’t he nonsense is designed to push his price and wages up!

  5. Delpth said the same

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