Belgian hitman favours Arsenal move

Wantaway Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi believes he will leave Standard Liege in the summer, and has revealed Arsenal is his preferred destination, according to the Express.

The 20-year-old striker was linked with a move to the Premier League during the January transfer window, with both Arsenal and Everton reportedly keen.

Batshuayi is the top goalscorer in the Belgian league with 18 strikes, and admits his form has made him believe he is ready for a switch to England.

And the forward reckons a move to the Emirates would be the best bet considering the club has a history of integrating young players into the first team.

“I don’t think I will play for Standard next season,” Batshuayi said.

“I want to move on. Maybe I will think about a longer stay if we play in the Champions League, but I want to progress as a player.

“My preferred destinations are England or Germany. If you ask my favourite team, I’ll say Arsenal.

“It is a club with a good philosophy, where youngsters get their chance. I’ve been an Arsenal fan since I was a kid.”

Batshuayi is contracted to Standard Liege until 2018, but has a release clause believed to be the figure of £6.5million.


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