Transfer news: Michy Batshuayi a fan of Arsenal as he targets move from Standard Liege
Michy Batshuayi has admitted that he expects to leave Standard Liege and has picked out Arsenal as his favourite team.
By Kristof Terreur
Last Updated: 18/03/14 10:35am
Belgian striker Batshuayi, 20, has caught the eye with a series of sparkling performances this season and is currently the top scorer in the Jupiler Pro League with 18 goals.
He has been linked with a number of teams, including Arsenal and Everton, and concedes that it could be time to move on this summer for the benefit of his career.
Batshuayi has previously made it clear that he would be interested in playing in the Premier League or the Bundesliga, and he has always been particularly impressed by the way Arsenal develop young players.
"I don't think I will play for Standard next season," Batshuayi told RTBF.
"I want to move on. Maybe I will think about a longer stay if we play in the Champions League, but I want to progress as a player.
"My preferred destinations are England or Germany. If you ask my favourite team, I'll say Arsenal.
"It is a club with a good philosophy, where youngsters get their chance. I've been an Arsenal fan since I was a kid."
Batshuayi has a contract with Standard until 2018, with a release clause understood to be worth €8million.