Belgian admits Euros are ‘shop window’ amid Prem links

Oli Fisher
Michy Batshuayi: Remains coy about Premier League links

Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi hasn’t yet ruled out a stay in France, but admitted the Euros are a perfect ‘shop window’.

The 22-year-old is highly sought after following an impressive season for Marseille, in which he amassed a combined 33 goals and assists in all competitions despite the club finishing 13th.

Tottenham and West Ham appear to be the most keen of the Premier League clubs, with both reportedly lining up bids.

However, with the European Championships just around the corner, the striker admitted his mind is firmly on doing well for his country.

“I don’t think about that, I prefer to concentrate 100 per cent on the Euros, then we will see what happens,” Batshuayi told Sky Sports News HQ.

“Everybody likes the Premier League. It has a lot of spectacle, a lot of goals and many good players. It is natural that every good player is attracted by that league.”

In a separate interview with Belgian TV station RTBV, the former Standard Liege man claimed that the Euros in France are a chance to show clubs his skills, but he may not leave Marseille just yet.

“I’m not thinking about a transfer – the European Championship is a lot more important,” he said. “It’s possible that I might stay at Marseille…I don’t know. We’ll see.

“Every player dreams of a big league. So the Euros could also be a shop window.”