Sky Sports pundit predicts Everton move would be positive for Michy Batshuayi with talks held

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Michy Batshuayi is a striker who “needs a bit of love” and would be a “good” option for Everton, according to Kevin Campbell.

It was reported by 90min on 29 July that the Toffees were in talks with Chelsea over moves for the Belgian and teammate Ross Barkley, and talkSPORT subsequently added that the player was “open” to a Goodison Park move, and with Dominic Calvert-Lewin picking up a knock in training the club surely need help up top.

Coming off a strong season on loan in Turkey with Besiktas, Sky Sports pundit Campbell believes that the international forward could be a good option to help up front for Everton, if a deal does get done.

Speaking exclusively to Goodison News he said: “He doesn’t get a chance. He’s a full Belgium international and he doesn’t get a chance. 

“He’s never really been given a full chance at Chelsea, probably because Chelsea have been that club haven’t they?

“They’ve been that club who if you don’t hit the ground running they’re looking at somebody else, they’re not messing around. 

“So it’s been a bit unfortunate for him, but one thing he is is a capable striker.

“But I think he’s one of them strikers who needs a bit of love.

“He’s been at Chelsea, and he’s been everywhere else but Chelsea. Travelling here, travelling there, loans. 

“Just needs a bit of love I think. Frank Lampard’s obviously worked with him.

“Listen, if they sign him they sign him. I’m not too sure if it’s going to go through, I don’t know.

“If they sign him it’s a good striker to help at the top end of the pitch.”

The last time Batshuayi featured for Chelsea was with Lampard as boss at Stamford Bridge so there is a familiarity there which could be beneficial.

He is unlikely to cost a huge amount with only a year left on his contract there, and with doubts around Calvert-Lewin’s fitness on top of losing Richarlison the pressure to find help up front has just stepped up.

After arriving in England for £33million the 28-year-old has never really been given a proper opportunity in the Premier League, but a move to the Toffees right now could hand him that at just the right time for the club.