Steve Nicol predicts Michy Batshuayi would join Liverpool over Tottenham this summer

Steve Nicol is backing Michy Batshuayi for a move to Liverpool.

Former Liverpool defender and current pundit Steve Nicol has told ESPN that he thinks Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi would sign for Liverpool ahead of Tottenham.

Batshuayi, 22, emerged as a promising young talent with Standard Liege in his native Belgium, and earned a move to French giants Marseille in the summer of 2014.

Now Marseille's leading striker, Batshuayi has smashed 20 goals in 46 games for Marseille this season, even adding nine assists to his name too.

An athletic striker with power and pace as well as composure in front of goal, Batshuayi is unsurprisingly attracting interest from huge European clubs ahead of his Euro 2016 campaign with Belgium this summer.

The Mirror reported last week that Liverpool have now joined Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United in the race to sign Batshuayi, who could cost around £30m - a huge fee for somebody who is so far unproven outside of Belgium or France.

With Batshuayi seemingly set for a move this summer, fans and pundits are excited to see where the striker ends up - and Steve Nicol believes it will be Liverpool.

The former Reds defender, currently a pundit, has told ESPN that he thinks Batshuayi fits the bill for Liverpool as a replacement for Christian Benteke, and predicted that he could end up at Anfield over White Hart Lane, where he could only be a backup to leading striker Harry Kane.

"He's young, scoring goals in Ligue 1 - which doesn't always translate into the Premier League," said Nicol. "He's an up and coming player, he's an international, he's only 22, he's got ability, and he scores goals; I think there's a good possibility he goes to Liverpool over Spurs. I think there's a good chance this kid goes to Liverpool as one Belgian will go out in Benteke, and another will come in, in Batshuayi." he added.

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