Some Chelsea fans are absolutely fuming with developments today as Michy Batshuayi heads out on loan to Valencia after the close of the transfer window.
Strong hints have appeared on Twitter from both Batshuayi himself and Valencia’s official account following reports that a deal had been agreed for the Belgium international to move to the Mestalla.
Valencia have sent out this tweet saying a new bat is arriving at the club, while the 24-year-old himself retweeted this and also tweeted a bat emoji, in reference to both his nickname and the bat that appears in the La Liga side’s crest.
Draw your own conclusions from that, but we imagine this will be official shortly, and some Chelsea fans are not at all happy with this decision.
— Valencia CF ?? (@valenciacf) August 10, 2018
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) August 10, 2018
While it perhaps seems unlikely that new manager Maurizio Sarri is directly to blame for this decision, it suggests perhaps that the player is leaving after the Italian decided against making him a key part of his first-team plans.
Given that the Blues can no longer sign players after the transfer deadline for English clubs passed yesterday, this is slightly baffling as the only other senior strikers at Stamford Bridge are the unconvincing duo of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.
CFC fans are now tweeting in their droves with angry messages about Sarri overlooking a seemingly talented forward in Batshuayi, just as his predecessor Antonio Conte did last season…
Batshuayi to Valencia, had enough #Sarriout
— Corlett (@NathanCorlett23) August 10, 2018
Wtf sarri OUT
— ????? (@CareFreeRomeo) August 10, 2018
We've loaned out our best striker. What the fuck kind of decision is that?
— Jamie Wilkinson (@jamiew_tc) August 10, 2018
Sarri Out https://t.co/qK0Qa1wgAR
— Ayomide (@_Chullo) August 10, 2018
Wtf is wrong w Chelsea managers never using Batshuayi #batsman and loaning him out. Guarantee he will do bits at Valencia tho still, so good luck there! Was pleased with Sarri until this happened, ffs #cfc
— Patryk (@cfcPatryk) August 10, 2018
How can Sarri believe sending Michy out on loan is a good idea when it leaves us with Morata, Giroud and Tammy? Obviously doesn’t rate Batman one bit! ?
— Mark (@sparkz91) August 10, 2018
How do you watch Morata score 0 goals despite starting 4/5 pre season games, miss a penalty, look awful in the system, do nothing right and think okay that's my starting striker. Sarri out man had enough of this shit
— Yoghurt (@TheCheIseaCunt) August 10, 2018
Sarri's first mistake https://t.co/OghDGwMEh5
— Anka (@weareallventing) August 10, 2018
So sarri actually rates morata. Stupid of him plus his injury record isn't good. Now I know why sarri is still trophy less. https://t.co/mGjTGn9bpA
— Abdulqadir (@ChaudaryCFC) August 10, 2018
Sarri prefers Abraham to Batshuayi?
— Dean Mears (@DeanMears) August 10, 2018