Crystal Palace complete the signing of Michy Batshuayi on loan

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi on loan for the second time, according to Goal.com.

The Belgium international has penned a new deal for the duration of the 2020-21 campaign, having played well for the Eagles during his previous loan spell at the end of 2018-19.

The 26-year-old impressed in that spell, netting six goals in 13 matches for the Glaziers. He will aim to do well again at Selhurst Park after struggling to feature in the first team of Frank Lampard.

The Belgian had a nomadic youth career with spells at several different clubs before he landed a move to Standard Liege, where he went on to make 97 league appearances for the senior team.

After a short spell at Marseille, he joined Chelsea in April 2016 and has clocked up 77 appearances in all competitions, smashing 25 goals and creating six assists. Michy racked up 16 Premier League appearances for the Blues last season, with only one goal and one assist to his name.

The 26-year-old evidently liked his first spell in Selhurst, telling that he feels he has come back home.

“I feel like I’m home now, so it’s good,” he said.

“But I need to do a good season here, to work a lot with my teammates and I want to do my best here.

“It’s not my first time here. I know the team-mates, I know the gaffer, I know how the club works here. For me, it’s the best decision.

“I’m happy, the coach is happy, my teammates are happy. Let’s get to work.”

Batshuayi is the second big signing of the Eagles this summer after they hired Eberechi Eze from Queens Park Rangers.

The Belgian was expected to leave Stamford Bridge following the arrival of Timo Werner to compete with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud for a place in the first team.

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