Michy Batshuayi “can’t wait” to convert Oscar’s assists following Chelsea transfer

Michy Batshuayi “can’t wait” to convert Oscar’s assists following Chelsea transfer

Michy Batshuayi was quick to respond to Oscar‘s welcome on Twitter following his Chelsea transfer, admitting he can’t wait to “convert” his assists next season.

Earlier today the 22-year-old completed his £33 million move from Marseille to Stamford Bridge, signing a five-year contract.

It’s been a whirlwind few days for the striker, as he also tasted disappointment at Euro 2016 with Belgium on Friday night, crashing out at the hands of Wales in the quarter-finals.

Batshuayi enjoyed a fantastic season in Ligue 1 with Marseille last term, subsequently attracting interest from a number of suitors ahead of this summer. Chelsea won the race, making the Belgian international their first signing of the window in what could be a very busy period for the club.

Antonio Conte will shortly arrive in west London following Italy’s defeat at the Euros last night, meaning the Blues could make a few more key signings in the coming weeks as they look to bounce back from the disappointment of last season, missing out on European football.

Batshuayi scored 17 goals and created 27 chances in 36 Ligue 1 appearances last term, with a shot accuracy of 56%, although Marseille could only manage a disappointing 13th-placed finish.

The Blues, who now have three strikers on their books following this transfer, finished the campaign 10th in the Premier League on 50 points, 16 adrift of the top four and 31 behind champions Leicester City.

Despite the lack of European football on offer though, the allure of working with Conte could counteract that for potential targets.

The Italian and his new striker face a tough start next term, as Chelsea begin with a home clash against West Ham United, before games with Watford and Burnley.

Michy Batshuayi won 37% of his average duels in Ligue 1 last season.