Chelsea announce signing of Euro 2016 goalscorer

SoccerBy Sunday World
Michy Batshuayi
Michy Batshuayi

Chelsea have signed Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi from Marseille.

The 22-year-old moves for a reported £33million fee and has signed a five-year contract.

Batshuayi becomes incoming head coach Antonio Conte's first signing.

The striker scored for Belgium against Hungary at Euro 2016 just minutes after coming on, and he bagged 17 league goals for a struggling Marseilles last term.

Batshuayi joins compatriots Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea.

In swapping Stade Velodrome for Stamford Bridge, he makes the same move Didier Drogba did 12 years ago.

Batshuayi said on "I am delighted to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe and embark on the next chapter in my career. I hope I can help Chelsea win many trophies during my time at Stamford Bridge.

"Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois have told me many good things about the club, and with Antonio Conte coming in it's an exciting time to become a Chelsea player.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for myself and my family, I am looking forward to playing in the Premier League next season."