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Michy Batshuayi is teammate of Benteke Crystal Palace

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Michy Batshuayi swaps Chelsea for Crystal Palace. He will be there in the rush hour next to Christian Benteke play. The transfer, on a rental basis until the end of the season, was Thursday night shortly before the exit of the wintermercato completed.

Batshuayi (25) played the past couple of months on uitleenbasis for Valencia. The Red Devil, there was no fixed value and was the past weeks not even more in the core. In total, he scored three times in 23 matches for the Spanish club, who for the second part of the season no longer needed him to go.

When Chelsea was Batshuayi nor desirable, and so he had to find a new club. He found it at the last minute with Crystal Palace. The number 15 in the Premier League, who is trained by Roy Hodgson, with Christian Benteke already a Belgian attacker in the ranks. The 28-year-old Benteke was this season out with a knee injury but is now fit again.

“This is a fantastic asset for Crystal Palace”, says chairman Steve Parish. “Michy is a player who we have long admired and I am glad that we are finally in a red and blue shirt will see. He is a great acquisition for our selection.”

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