Ones to watch at Euro 2016: Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi

Despite the impressive domestic form of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku in 2015/16, the continued expectation upon the shoulders of Christian Benteke within the modern Premier League era, as well as the increasing sense of promise surrounding Liverpool’s Divock Origi on Merseyside this term – Michy Batshuayi is one player Belgium must simply hold in the highest regard once Euro 2016 finally comes around this summer.


The powerful Marseille striker has successfully netted 22 goals in all competitions so far this season, and also arrives with a fair amount of positivity surrounding his overall game among the French top-flight.


When it comes to holding onto possession in even the most testing of circumstances, providing a constant outlet for the rest of his attacking teammates inside the final third, and simply cropping up with a decent range of assists down at the Stade Velodrome when required this term, the 22-year-old front-man certainly hasn’t disappointed much of late.




Michy Batshuayi’s recent goal-scoring exploits seemingly haven’t gone unnoticed throughout the Premier League this season however, as with the often dramatic and unpredictable summer transfer window soon upon the general footballing schedule, several top-flight English sides have reportedly raised a serious interest in landing the current Marseille striker for the upcoming domestic season.


Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United outfit have arguably proven the most vocal in their recent attempts to secure the Belgian international for the 2016/17 league campaign, but with Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and even Serie A giants Juventus, supposedly keen on signing the 22-year-old centre-forward sooner rather than later – such a task may ultimately prove easier said than done for the Hammers this summer.


If Michy Batshuayi can nonetheless serve to excite once Euro 2016 is finally upon us all however, the future is simply bound to prove a rather promising place for this current Belgian talent, who could potentially even go on to finish the entire tournament with an illustrious golden boot award to his name if fortunes prove particularly favourable for Marc Wilmots’ proud international outfit…


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