Bengaluru, July 4: Chelsea FC completed their first signing of the 2015/16 season yesterday (July 3) as they officially announced the signing of Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi from Ligue club Olympique Marseille for £33million.
The English giants who had a terrible season last time will be hoping for a revival under their newly appointed manager Antonio Conte. Batshuayi was the member of the refurbishment process.
The Blues have already released strikers Radamel Falcao and Alessandro Pato who joined the club on loan last season. The only striker left in the squad was Diego Costa.
22-year-old Michy Batshuayi had an impressive with French side and also scored for his national side in the round of 16 clash against Hungary at the Euro 2016.
As the youngster takes a big leap in his football career, let us enlighted the fans with some information about this little known Belgian forward.
1. Belgian Ebony Shoe winner
Michy Batshuayi won the prestigious Belgian Ebony Shoe in the 2014 while he was playing for local side Standard Liege. Belgian Ebony Shoe is an award given in Belgium to the player who hails from Africa or are of African origin for his exceptional contribution in the year. Mbark Boussoufa won this award most number of times (3) followed by Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and Daniel Amokachi (twice each). The other notable winners of this award are Manchester United's Marouanne Fellaini and Everton star Romelu Lukaku.
2. 3 international goals in 6 matches of his career
The 22-year old forward is yet to find a place in the starting XI of the Belgium national side as the position already has some quality players. Romelu Lukaku generally starts as their first striker followed by Christian Benteke and Divock Origi in the hierarchy. But Michy Batshuayi has already made a mark by scoring two international goals while he just played 64 minutes only in his international career so far. Watch Chelsea fans he might just be the perfect solution to all your problems.
3. Batshuayi has played in 6 different clubs during his youth career
Michy Batshuayi has played for 6 different clubs in Beligum during his youth career which includes Brussels , Anderlecht and Standard Liege. He is a player who track record is not impressive if club loyalty is concerned. This could be a problem for the Blues as he might not prove to be long term aspect. But then again if want to find a positive side of this fact, well the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic too have switched plenty of club in entire career!
4. Michy Batshuayi loves Spongebob!
The new Chelsea man is still a child at heart as he recently expressed in an interview about his love for American animated television series Spongebob. In an interview given to fourfourtwo, he said: "SpongeBob SquarePants is a cartoon I love, Especially when I'm in bed by myself at home and I have trouble sleeping, my reflex is to put cartoons on. I took to SpongeBob and started watching it frequently; even when I'm older I think I'll still watch the show!"
5. His nickname Batman!
Chelsea fans brace yourselves as you have finally found your Dark Knight by signing this young and talented Belgian forward. If you do not believe me, well Michy Batshuayi's nickname is Batman!