After signing former Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi earlier today, Chelsea’s new acquisition has a new jersey number as well.
According to Squawka News, Michy Batshuayi will wear the No. 23 shirt for Chelsea in the 2016-17 season. The 22-year-old Belgian striker will join fellow countrymen Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge.
Batshuayi confirmed his jersey number on Twitter.
@DoctorDrugFree yes its 23 bro
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) July 3, 2016
The Marseille striker scored 17 goals this past season – tied for fourth in Ligue 1. He also recorded nine assists – also tied for fourth in the French league.
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.
Per My Football Facts, the No. 23 has been worn in the recent past by Daniel Sturridge, Carlo Cudicini and Juan Cuadrado.
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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