3 – Michy Batshuayi
According to Mercato 365 Tottenham Hotspur scouts were in attendance at the Stade de France on Saturday evening as Marseille lost 4-2 to Paris Saint-Germain in the Coupe de France final.
The report goes on to say Tottenham were at the game specifically to watch the in form Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi. Spurs would have been impressed with his performance once again as he found the net, although it was only a consolation in PSG’s dominant display.
The Belgian hitman, 22, has been one of the most impressive young strikers in Europe this season, and his goal on Saturday was his 24th of the campaign. Recent reports suggest Marseille’s financial trouble will play a major part in Batshuayi’s future with the club highly likely to cash in on their key man to raise money. Their financial problems have stemmed for a few seasons now hence allowing Andre-Pierre Gignac, Andre Ayew, Dimitri Payet, Florian Thauvin and Giannelli Imubla all to leave last summer.
We have recently covered the type of player Batshuayi is. At the tender age of 22 Batshuayi certainly is already a mature clinical presence. He is strong and fast, and he’s quick and deceptive with his feet. He will love the speed of the Premier League. His style of never giving up when chasing down the defence doesn’t go unnoticed, one of his finest traits is his tenacity, his willingness to get up and close with his marker, lure him in and get around him. Being very inexperienced hasn’t played toll on his early career; he has already developed into a very mature and instinctive finisher with fantastic movement in and around the penalty box. His movement is special, he’s able to draw defenders in and beat them at will, this can appear very selfish of Batshuayi because he does try far too much on his own, he can be guilty of not lifting his head and dribbling with his head down, a bit similar to the way Alexis Sanchez dribbles.
Tottenham are thought to be very interested in the young star, with West Ham United also showing interest. Although nothing has been made concrete as of yet, if other clubs felt Marseille were ready to cash in on their striker other big European clubs will also show great desire in capturing him.