Ravanelli has advice for reported West Ham and Tottenham target

The in-form Belgian hitman has been linked with West Ham and Spurs.

Quoted by Team Talk, former Middlesbrough striker Fabrizio Ravanelli has suggested that reported West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur target Michy Batshuayi to stay at Marseille this summer.

The 22-year-old has emerged as one of Europe's hottest properties following his red-hot form which has resulted in 24 goals in all competitions for the Ligue 1 side this season.

The Irons were linked with a £20 million move for the hitman back in March (The Evening Standard) but The Telegraph reported this week that Spurs had already opened negotiations with him.

Ravanelli knows a thing or two about the French giants, having spent two years there until 2000, and the former Italian marksman suggests that Batshuayi should stay at the Velodrome and earn something of a legendary status.

Speaking to L'Equipe and quoted by Team Talk, he said: Ravanelli has told the club to stay at OM and become a club legend: “Why would you not want to become the symbol of Marseille?

“OM is a great club, we must build around him. But I do not want to pressure him, Juventus, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United is possible.

“He will have to have that desire to progress in training and humility in his work to make that step.”


Batshuayi is contracted to the French side until 2020, meaning that he is unlikely to come cheap for the Hammers or Spurs - or anybody else this summer.

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