Young Belgian Striking Sensation Hints at Summer Arsenal Transfer

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Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi says he is likely to leave the Belgian club this summer and has strongly hinted at a move to Arsenal.

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The 20-year-old has bagged 18 goals in the Juliper League this season and has reportedly been watched by the Gunners’ France and Belgium scout Giles Grimandi.

Batshuayi, who has been compared to compatriot Christian Benteke, has a contract with Standard until 2018 but does not believe he will be at the club next season.

“Unfortunately I do not think I’ll stay (at Standard past the summer). Many things can happen but I am someone who has ambitions. I want to progress as quickly as possible. I’ll make a choice with my agents and my family. I must consider my choices carefully,” he is quoted as saying by Belgian media outlet RFBT Sport.

“I have not yet signed anywhere yet.

“I am interested in the German and English championships. They are physical and technical championships.

“Personally, I like Arsenal. There is a good philosophy at the club where trust is given to young players. This is a very technical team playing good football, and since I was little this was a team who I liked.”

This is not the first time the Gunners have been linked with the youngster, with Liege’s president Roland Duchâtelet claiming the North London outfit were chasing Batshuayi in January.

Swansea and Everton have also been linked with the striker.

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