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Should West Ham revive their interest in Michy Batshuayi after Valencia failure?

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Should West Ham revive their interest in Michy Batshuayi after Valencia failure?

West Ham’s season has been inconsistent to say the least, but a January addition of real quality could be a step in the right direction to send the Hammers rocketing up the table and that man may be Michy Batshuayi.

Spanish daily newspaper MARCA say that Valencia are looking to end his current loan deal in Spain, where he has scored just three goals in 20 appearances, less than half of which have been starts.

The Belgian was most recently linked with a switch to the London Stadium in January 2018, by The Sun, and he could become a candidate for the club’s frontline again 12 months later.

Valencia’s Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi attends a training session at the Valencia sports city in Paterna on December 11, 2018 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League group H football match Valencia CF against Mancherter United FC. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

At 25-years-old, he would bring some youthful energy to the West Ham frontline where injury hit Andy Carroll and unhappy Javier Hernandez have at times struggled to provide the goals that are needed.

 

Marko Arnautovic has been used as a promising alternative but Manuel Pellegrini may relish the opportunity to play a natural centre forward in attack rather than make do.

If he does return to Chelsea, the west London side will most likely be keen to ship him out again and a cross city switch could be the ideal scenario for all involved.

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