Nottingham Forest Make 20th Transfer; Sign Batshuayi from Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi is on the move once again as he is set to join Premier League newcomers in Nottingham Forest on a season long loan.

In signing the Belgian forward, Forest will have made 20 signings across the summer Transfer Window, with the likes of Jesse Lingard, Morgan Gibbs-White and Neco Williams joining the East Midlands side.

Batsuayi is no stranger to moving away from his parent club in Chelsea as he has been loaned out five times since joining the Blues back in 2016, playing for the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Valencia, Crystal Palace and finally spending last season in Turkey with Besiktas.

In Turkey, last season he hit 14 goals with Besiktas which is the best goal return he has had in a top flight since he hit 17 with Marseille during his final season in France before moving to London.

The 28 year old is a mercurial figure as he is capable of scoring in bunches, but can just as easily look very out of place on the pitch, this is evident with his goal return of seven in 10 appearances for Dortmund, but was only able to manage seven in 29 PL appearances for Crystal Palace.

At Forest he should be expected to come off the bench with the likes of Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis, but can still be a capable option for a late goal with good hold-up ability and good attacking sense for Steve Cooper’s side.

With Forest currently in 15th place after five games, and were just recently thrashed 6-0 to Manchester City, Nottingham Forest will need all the help they can get if they want to stay up for another season.

Edit: It has been revealed that the deal has collapsed.

(Tweet Credit: @FabrizioRomano)

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