Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes that striker Michy Batshuayi would want to remain with the Eagles next season. The Belgian international spent the second half of this season with the Eagles and he impressed as he went on to score five goals from 11 games.
There is no doubt that Batshuayi was a valuable asset to Palace and the Eagles will likely look to have him again next season.
Batshuayi arrived at Chelsea during the summer of 2016 and was expected to provide support and cover to Diego Costa. He has however failed to establish himself as a first-team regular for the Blues and went on to make 32 League games for the club (mainly off the bench and scored several goals).
It remains to be seen whether the Blues will opt to recall Batshuayi this summer. Hodgson however believes that the player would like to spent more time with Palace.
“We don’t know [if Chelsea’s transfer ban will affect a move]. All I know is if Michy Batshuayi is going to be available and if our club could bring him here; either on-loan or buying him I would be very happy with that and I know Michy himself would be happy.
“When players belong to another club you can say “we would like him” but then there has to be an agreement struck between the two clubs.”