Back in the summer of 2013, Everton signed a promising Belgian striker on loan from Chelsea and he was an absolute revelation. Romelu Lukaku scored 15 goals in 31 Premier League games and, at the end of that season, moved to Goodison Park permanently for £28 million.
Could history be about to repeat itself?
According to the Mirror, Everton are once again interested in signing a promising Belgian striker on loan from Chelsea.
It is understood that manager Marco Silva is planning to ask his Stamford Bridge counterpart Maurizio Sarri about the prospect of lending Michy Batshuayi to Goodison Park.
The former Marseille striker might have made just four Premier League starts in his two years as a Chelsea player, but he is capable of scoring goals at a prolific rate if he is given a regular run in the side.
Batshuayi found the net nine times in just 14 Bundesliga starts for Dortmund during a loan spell from January to May. And he would probably be Everton’s first-choice striker, although the Turkey international Cenk Tosun might have something to say about that.
Everton fans are thrilled by the prospect of Batshuayi’s loan arrival, but is it worth launching a cheeky permanent bid?
@rubey_lcheek Everton would be a good loan move, can play in his natural midfield position and learn football similar to how Chelsea play, at Palace he plays almost like a winger, if he wants to develop i think Everton is his next best step, same for Batshuyai, can emulate Lukaku— ProfessorDB7 (@Professor_DB7) July 19, 2018
Get it DONE PLEASE!! Similar when we signed Barry and Lukaku— Mohd Azlan (@Lan_akustatiq) July 20, 2018
I have wanted Batshuayi since he played for Standard Leige.— tony (@tonyf_efc) July 19, 2018
I would love Everton to throw 30 mil at Chelsea for batshuayi I’ve been saying it for about two years now he’s a great striker— Paul efc (@paulcahill1878) July 19, 2018
Loftus-Cheek is probably the smarter fit, but the is more enticing....— Jacob Sampsell (@JacobSamp17) July 19, 2018