Six things you have to know about Tottenham’s transfer target – Michy Batshuayi

Tottenham Hotspur are enjoying a brilliant season so far – Mauricio Pochettino has finally managed to compliment his squad with ‘his type’ of players and the results have followed. Spurs sit joint-second in the Premier League table and are one of the most realistic candidates to win the title this season.

One problem for Spurs is the lack of replacements in the squad for their only prolific goal-scorer, Harry Kane. Plenty of players were linked during last summer’s window, but Poch decided not to sign a striker as the young coach wasn’t convinced he had found the right player.

Now, Spurs are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi this summer. In recent weeks, the player has also been subject to interest from Stoke City and Newcastle United.

However, is 22-year-old Belgian right man for Tottenham? Here are six facts you need to know about Pochettino’s £25m transfer target:
  • He made his professional club debut when he was just 17 years-old.
  • Batshuayi was eligible to play for the DR Congo national team through his parents, but in March 2015 he ruled out this option, stating that although his Congolese heritage is important to him, he would rather represent Belgium.
  • Michy has a younger brother, Aaron Leya Iseka, 17, who currently plays for the Anderlecht youth team.
  • Batshuayi has scored twice for the Belgium national team in his two appearances.
  • The Brussels-born forward has contributed to 19 of Marseille’s 36 goals this season. Scoring 12 and assisting seven in just 24 appearances.
  • Batshuayi signed a new contract this season, keeping him at Marseille until 2020, ensuring the French club will receive the best deal this summer.

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