It only took them two games, but it seems Borussia Dortmund are keen to make the signing of Michy Batshuayi a permament one.
The Belgian international joined BVB during the January transfer window on loan from Chelsea and the expectation was that he would fill the void left by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal. And the former Marseille star has been even better than expected, scoring three times in his first two Bundesliga appearances.
This has been enough to convince the Board of Directors. CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said he felt there could be a chance of signing Batshuayi permanently — and the London Evening Standard says BVB will try to do just that.
Dortmund could not add a buy-clause on Batshuayi’s lona deal, but the aforementioned report indicated that Dortmund are willing to explore the possibility of purchasing the striker in the summer, although everything depends on what happens with Chelsea. A managerial change could give the Belgian an expended role in Stamford Bridge.
The chance is there, though. And Dortmund are willing to do everything they can to sign the talented striker on a permanent basis. He has proven to be good enough to replace Aubameyang, and he is also young enough to believe he can get even better in the upcoming years.