Arsenal transfers: Michy Batshuayi wanted by English clubs, says agent
Arsenal transfers: Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi is wanted by English clubs, according to his agent
Michy Batshuayi is being watched by a host of Premier League clubs, according to the Standard Liege striker’s agent.
The Belgium Under-21 international has scored 14 goals in 21 games for Liege this season, prompting reports that Arsenal were preparing to make a bid for the forward.
There are Premier League clubs watching him closely
Batshuayi is thought to have a buy-out clause in his contract which would be triggered if an offer of £6.6m (€8m) were made for the Belgian youngster.
The 20-year-old’s agent, Christphe Henrotay, confirmed that there is interest from the Premier League in his client.
“There are Premier League clubs watching him closely, but that’s all,” Henrotay is quoted as saying by Sudinfo.be. “There are also serious possibilities in other major leagues.
“The situation is simple: if a club triggers his release clause, he can sit down and start negotiating with them.
“I’ve the mandate to negotiate a transfer. At this moment, no clubs have offered the full amount to trigger the clause.
“My player is still happy at Standard, but there’s a lot of interest in him.”