Tottenham target remains coy on his Marseille future

Date published: Monday 29th February 2016 1:59

Michy Batshuayi: Linked with Premier League move

Reported Tottenham target Michy Batshuayi has cooled speculation surrounding his future by insisting he is only focused on playing for Marseille.

The 22-year-old, who is the second-top goalscorer in Ligue One with 13 league goals to his name, has been earning rave reviews this season and was subject of interest from Tottenham in the January transfer window.

That move failed to materialise but his future continues to be one of the major talking points as the summer transfer window creeps nearer.

“Of course, I’m happy to read good reviews about yourself, but my focus is on Marseille and upcoming matches. I only think about that,” Batshuayi told French publication La Derniere Heure.

After a brief goal-drought, Batshuayi has scored twice in his two last matches for Marseille and added that he is currently enjoying his unlikely strike partnership with on-loan Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher.

“He and I are complementary,” he stated. “He’s not a stereotypical British player who plays with his head. He’s strong on the ground, technical.”

Batshuayi also revealed his doubts about making Belgium’s squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament, but knows he has to keep impressing through his performances for Marseille between now and the end of the season.

“It’s a big challenge,” Batshuayi said. “In the Marseille dressing room, the French players who are involved [Steve Mandanda and Lassana Diarra] are sure to go. I’m the only one who’s doesn’t know for certain. I have to earn my place but we have a big nucleus [of players] with 35 candidates.”

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