Reports suggest that Aston Villa are keen to strengthen their attacking options in January and are looking at Michy Batshuayi as a potential incoming.
Dean Smith’s side are likely to make loan approach for the 26-year old and will also try to include an option to buy. However, it is unclear whether Chelsea are willing to let go their back-up striker.
Wesley Moraes is Aston Villa’s first choice striker. However, he suffered and injury in their win on New Year’s Day against Burnley and are yet to know the extent of his knee problem.
Villa look short of attacking options and if Moraes is set for a huge lay-off, then they might face some serious problems.
Batshuayi seems the perfect man to help Villa this season. He has played for various clubs under multiple loan spells and has managed to impress each and every time. Last season, when on loan at Crystal Palace for the second half of the season, Batshuayi managed to score six goals in thirteen appearances.
This season, Batshuayi has been the back-up striker for Frank Lampard and has played well, scoring five goals in 18 appearances across all competitions. starting in only two of them.
Villa currently sit 17th on the table, just one point off the relegation zone and would want to make some quality signings in the summer if they are to stay in the top flight.
Batshuayi will definitely be a great signing for Villa and would make a great impact in the team. His arrival could well solve Villa’s attacking issues and also help to get the best out of Jack Grealish. Batshuayi’s natural finishing ability is something that Villa need desperately. However, whether Chelsea would let him go still remains doubtful.