Reports from France suggest Spurs are in advanced talks to sign West Ham’s summer target striker Michy Batshuayi. The 22-year-old has scored 21 goals in 46 appearances for Marseille and was subject to intense speculation in the January transfer window linking him with West Ham, Stoke, Newcastle as well as Tottenham.
Despite Marseille’s insistence they want to keep him, Batshuayi appears likely to move to the Premier League in the summer for a transfer fee of around £25m. West Ham hope that Matshuayi’s close relationship with Dimtri Payet, which can be seen in the picture above, will help their chances of sealing a summer deal and would reunite a deadly partnership.
Our regular senior source told ClaretandHugh last night “What we have to find is a 15-25 goal a season striker and that’s no easy task. Every club is looking for that rare ability.”