Marseille fans react to reports linking Michy Batshuayi with Tottenham and West Ham

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The Belgian continues to be linked with Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.

According to a recent report from the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are locked in a battle to sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi this summer.

The 22-year-old Belgium international has been in great form for the Ligue 1 side, scoring 15 goals and providing eight assists so far this season, and that plus his innate talent has allegedly prompted Spurs and the Hammers to make their move.

Tottenham need an additional striker to ease the burden on Harry Kane while West Ham have suffered enough injuries this season to know the importance of strength in depth.

There is little doubt that Batshuayi would excel in the Premier League and Tottenham and West Ham fans would surely love him, but what do Marseille supporters have to say about the ongoing links?

French newspaper L’Equipe published a story citing the Mirror’s claims and supporters were quick to comment with some of the best responses below:

Among the things discussed were Batshuayi’s potential price-tag, with many citing the big-money transfer of Anthony Martial to Manchester United last summer as reason enough for suitors to dig deep for the Belgian.

Sebastien44 said: “He’s only 22 so there is real scope for growth. Given the English rates €35m would be normal for him.”

Gosseyn25 said: “Look how many goals/assists Martial has. Michy is a Belgian international; that pushes up the price.”

Darksol54 said: “Marseille will have to transfer 35% of the contract amount to (former club) Standard Liege. It seems to me if there is a sale, sell at the highest price.”

Brain5 said: “We talk about €30m. The dream should be €50m and the objective should be €40m, but given his current performance you cannot ask more than 30. If by the end of the season he rediscovers his best form, the 50 would not be impossible to reach.”

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