Newcastle United linked to Chelsea’s Batshuayi, fans react

Newcastle United have been linked with a shock swoop for Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi, and the fans have given mixed reactions.

The Mirror has reported that Magpies boss Rafael Benitez is keen to sign the Belgian on a season-long loan.

The 23-year-old joined Chelsea from Marseille last year for a fee thought to be in the region of £33m, but he struggled for first-team action under manager Antonio Conte.

Batshuayi made 27 appearances in all competitions, but started just one Premier League game, which was handed to him after Chelsea had already secured the title.

Nine goals were scored by the Belgian, and if reports are to be believed, Benitez thinks that Batshuayi can spearhead Newcastle’s attack in the club’s return to the top flight.

The club seem to be firm admirers of the striker as The Mirror claims that the Magpies have been keeping tabs on him since he was at Marseille.

Plenty of Newcastle fans are excited by the reports, while others are not convinced that the rumours are genuine.