Marcelo Bielsa may look to bring in a striker this summer to offer cover for Patrick Bamford after he played all 38 Premier League games last season, and someone that could be a smart signing is Michy Batshuayi, according to former Leeds midfielder David Norris.
Batshuayi made a name for himself at Marseille under Bielsa so reports linking him with a move to Elland Road may come as no surprise as Bielsa will know how to get the best out of him.
The Belgian striker arrived with a lot of hype in 2016 after starring for Belgium at the European Championships, however he has only played 78 times since arriving at Stamford Bridge and has constantly been sent out on loan to the likes of Crystal Palace, Borussia Dortmund and Valencia.
Leeds don’t have a recognised back-up striker so bringing in someone who knows where the back of the net is could help Leeds if they are looking to finish higher than ninth next season – that’s according to Norris, who spoke exclusively to Football FanCast:
“If they had a good relationship before and then he moved on because it was for a better move, then managers and players normally have a good relationship.
“He is proven but he just hasn’t played enough games at Chelsea. He’d be coming from a big club who have got a lot of money and are doing things so, I think on paper that’s a good signing.”
During his time at Marseille, Batshuayi managed to score 33 goals in 78 appearances when he was 22-years-old which shows why he was such a sought-after talent in 2016.
Bielsa will know that he can play in his systems from his time at Marseille therefore, it would not be as big of a risk to bring him into the club, unlike when Leeds splashed the cash on Rodrigo last summer.