Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi comes in with a lot of hype and potential. The 22-year-old has established himself as a promising striker - one of the best in Europe.
Last season with French club Marseille, Batshuayi was one of the only bright spot in a season to forget for Les Olympiens. Scoring 17 goals in 36 matches, the young Belgian began to be looked at by Europe's top clubs. However, it was the Premier League side Chelsea that got his signature first and Batshuayi is eager to boost Chelsea right back to the top.
Arriving with a mission
Chelsea are coming off of the worst season any defending champion of the Premier League has had. A fear loomed over Stamford Bridge that the club was going down a trail that would lead to losing their usual top place in the Premier League table. But with former Italian National Team coach Antonio Conte coming in, the confidence is back. Many players, including Batshuayi, are determined to bring the Blues back to where they belong.
In an interview with ChelseaTV, Batshuayi praised the club and its prestige: "It's a magnificent feeling [to sign for Chelsea] and I'm very happy. It's a dream for a lot of players. I'm very happy to be at this club."
When asked about Chelsea's opening game (a home match against rivals West Ham United), the Belgian responded with confidence and motivation: "I'm going to do everything I can so that they do. I'm a versatile player, I'm a technical player and I play with my head, but I can progress further."
Excited to play for Conte
Along with his praise for the club, Batshuayi also had positive comments about incoming manager, Conte. Batshuayi said, "He's a manager I've been told works hard and likes people to work hard, so he's a good manager and I'm pleased to come here and join him at Chelsea."
Conte, who lead Italy to a very impressive showing at EURO 2016, has brought back the excitement Chelsea fans are used to.