Michy Batshuayi has revealed the reason why he decided to leave Chelsea and join Valencia on loan this season.
According to Sports Mole, Michy Batshuayi stated that the reasons he joined Valencia were because of their manager Marcelino and the club’s ‘competitiveness’.
Michy Batshuayi agreed on a season-long loan from Chelsea last week, but the Belgian first turned down Sevilla to join Valencia instead.
The 24-year-old scored nine times on loan at Borussia Dortmund last season and is now hoping a strong season with Valencia, who finished fourth in La Liga last season.
“It’s true that I had other options, but I talked to the coach and he convinced me to come to Valencia,” Batshuayi said while speaking to reporters.
“Mestalla is magnificent. Valencia have fantastic fans and their players are very good, with a lot of quality. For me, it’ll be great to share a team with Rodrigo [Moreno].”
“Valencia and I are very ambitious and I want to win trophies with this club. Before talking about how many goals I’ll score, I want to give a good impression.”
“I want to grow and so do the team. I can adapt to Marcelino’s style very well, and we can do something great all together.”
“What convinced me to join Valencia was how competitive they were. They fight the big clubs and play in the Champions League. However, what convinced me was the conversation I had with Marcelino. I’m human and that was key.”
Valencia will start their 2018-19 La Liga season at home to Atletico Madrid on August 20.