Crystal Palace agree to €38m deal for Michy Batshuayi

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Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi was one of the top-five scorers in Ligue 1 last year, but it looks like he’s going to be taking his talents to London in 2016 for a big deal with Crystal Palace.

According to the Guardian, Crystal Palace have agreed to a fee of €38 million with Marseille to acquire the 22-year-old Batshuayi. Per the source, the club are also in pursuit of France/Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend.

The Marseille striker scored 17 goals this past season – tied for fourth in Ligue 1 with Hatem Ben Arfa and Wissam Ben Yeder. He also recorded nine assists – also tied for fourth in the French league with Nabil Dirar and Nicolas de Preville.

Batshuayi also set a new career high for appearances in one campaign with 50 across all competitions in Ligue 1, Europa League, Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue.

On the international level, Batshuayi has been capped six times for Belgium and has scored three times – including the second of four goals the team scored in a 4-0 win over Hungary in the Euro 2016 knockout round.

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