Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi joins Valencia on loan

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Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi scored twice against Grimsby Town
Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi scored twice against Grimsby Town
Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi have agreed a loan deal to join Borussia Dortmund

Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has joined Spanish club Valencia on a season-long loan.

The 24-year-old Belgium international spent part of last season on loan at German club Borussia Dortmund, scoring nine times in 14 appearances.

Batshuayi joined Chelsea in July 2016 for a fee in the region of £33m and has scored 19 times in 53 games.

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His departure will leave Alvaro Morata, Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham as Chelsea’s recognised strikers.

Batshuayi made three appearances for Belgium at the World Cup in Russia this summer, scoring after coming off the bench in the 5-2 group-stage victory over Tunisia.

Chelsea also announced on Friday that 23-year-old French defender Kurt Zouma will spend the season on loan at Everton.

Batshuayi began his professional career at Standard Liège in 2011, scoring 44 goals in 120 games across all competitions.

His 21 goals in the 2013–14 Belgian Pro League made him the second-highest scorer, and contributed to his Ebony Shoe Award.

He then transferred to Marseille for £4.5 million, helping them reach the 2016 Coupe de France Final. In July 2016, he was signed by Chelsea for £33 million, and scored the goal that won the Premier League title in his debut season.

Batshuayi scored in his international debut for Belgium against Cyprus in March 2015. He was part of their side that reached the quarter-finals of UEFA Euro 2016 and the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.