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Michy Batshuayi to leave Valencia

Michy Batshuayi to leave Valencia

Valencia forward Michy Batshuayi will leave the Mestalla club in the coming days with several clubs interested in his signature.

Batshuayi joined Los Che on loan from Chelsea last summer but has scored just three goals in 23 games across all competitions for the club and boss Marcelino has lost patience with the 25-year old.

General director Mateu Alemany confirmed on Thursday that Batshuayi has played his last game for the side and will should be away before Saturday’s game with Real Valladolid.

“Batshuayi’s situation is very clear, we are negotiating the player’s exit with various other clubs.

“I expect he will leave in the coming hours or days. The player knows he is leaving, we told him some weeks ago.

“We hope that, for his sake, this can be resolved as soon as possible. He is leaving now and it is now a matter of negotiation.

“The decision on Batshuayi has been made, there is no turning back.”

Belgian international Batshuayi’s rights belong to Chelsea but the Stamford Bridge side are happy for him to find another club.

His exit will leave Rodrigo Moreno, Santi Mina and Kevin Gameiro as the available strikers to Marcelino but that particular trio have just six La Liga goals between this season.

Valencia have had a dismal season thus far and lost 2-1 to Sporting Gijon in the first leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie on Tuesday evening.

Los Che will return to action this weekend but pressure will firmly be on Marcelino to deliver failing to pick up a win so far in 2019.