Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez, is reportedly going to reignite his interest in one of Chelsea’s fringe players, Michy Batshuayi.
According to The Newcastle Chronicle, the Spanish coach is hoping Chelsea release the player in January. Newcastle who were promoted to the Premier League at the start of this season are in poor form which has put them in the relegation zone.
Rafa Benitez wants to reinforce his squad, he believes that the Belgian striker is among the players who are capable of turning around the team’s fortune in a short period of time.
The Newcastle Chronicle also suggests that The Magpies are likely moving for the 24-year-old striker on a loan deal. Batshuayi joined Chelsea on the 3rd of July 2016, having signed a five-year contract deal, becoming the first player signed by Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager.
Despite spending £33.2 million to get his services, Conte has displayed total lack of trust in the player as he prefers using Alvaro Morata ahead of him. The Belgian player has played just eight Premier League matches this term, and he has scored seven goals so far this season.
Rafa Benitez might be unable to get the player on a loan deal if Antonio Conte heeds to the advice from Former Chelsea player, Pat Nevin. According to Pat Nevin, Michy Batshuayi is a game changer, who can comfortably turn games around in Chelsea’s favour.
He believes Conte still has lots of benefits to enjoy from the Belgium international other than the financial benefits he will get from his sale.
Newcastle currently occupy the 16th position with one outstanding match, two points ahead of the drop zone.