Belgium international striker Michy Batshuayi has joined German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund on loan from Premier League champions Chelsea until the current season ends.
Three-way transfer completed
The striker completes a three-way transfer that sees him replace Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the German side Dortmund, after the African joined Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, while France international forward Olivier Giroud has joined the Blues from the Emirates Stadium.
According to Sky sources, the Belgian was not at the Blues team hotel on Yesterday [Tuesday] night as they get set for the Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday night.
The club permitted the Belgian to travel to Germany after agreeing on personal terms, which could have an option for Borussia Dortmund to purchase the forward after an initial 6-month loan.
Buy-back clause inserted
As reported by Sky Sports News, the Blues would also insert a buy-back clause if the move was made permanent.
The Bundesliga outfit confirmed the news of the Belgian’s arrival only over 10 minutes before the 5pm transfer deadline in Germany.
The Blues signed Michy Batshuayi for £33million from French Ligue 1 side Marseille back in the summer of 2016 and he has netted seven English Premier League goals in 32 matches.