Despite Aston Villa’s inconsistent start to the 2019/20 campaign – having won just three of their first 12 league games – the newly-promoted side have been able to score more goals than any other team in the bottom six.
But that isn’t stopping these fans from entertaining the possibility of signing a Chelsea striker in January.
Michy Batshuayi, 26, spent time on loan at south London side Crystal Palace in the previous season and notched an impressive five goals.
But so far in the current campaign, the Belgian international has struggled for first-team action – playing just 64 league minutes – owing to manager Frank Lampard’s preference towards emerging youngster Tammy Abraham.
Given the striker’s willingness to move away from his parent club for the benefit of his career – as shown in last season’s loan to Palace – fan account Total Villa has proposed Batshuayi – who Transfermarkt value at £22.5m – as a mid-season swoop, leading to a number of responses from Villa supporters.
Here are some of the best reactions following the tweet profiling Batshuayi’s credentials…
Potential Transfer Target: Michy Batshuayi 🇧🇪
-26 years old
-Experience in top European leagues
-Very well rounded striker
-Joined Crystal Palace last season so is willing to move to a side lower down
-Only played 64 league mins for Chelsea this season
— Total Villa (@Total_Villa) November 19, 2019
I’d take him tbh, could work we inpartnership with Wesley
— Luke Sugg (@lukesugg19) November 19, 2019
Would love him
— Camo (@adamcavfc1987) November 19, 2019
I like this
— matt (@txrrify) November 19, 2019
Get him in.
— Villa’n of Punjab (@Bhangra_Machine) November 20, 2019
Great idea but when does Chelsea’s transfer ban end? They might be reluctant to sell until they can buy again
— Roger (@BarlowInBrazil) November 19, 2019
He did a lot better at palace then I thought tbf 🤔
— scott (@fatimashitdabed) November 19, 2019