And with that, the final piece of the puzzle falls into place: Michy Batshuayi has signed for Borussia Dortmund on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season.
The Belgian striker replaces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal earlier today, who then sold Olivier Giroud to Chelsea to clear the way for Batshuayi to join Dortmund, who sold Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal earlier today.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 31, 2018
BVB sporting director Michael Zorc described Batshuayi as “young and interesting” which is probably the kindest thing anybody has said about him from a professional standpoint for quite some time.
Still, the forward is only 24 so there’s plenty of time for him to hone his craft under a coach who is prepared to tolerate his ever so slightly lapse application.
He’ll score for fun wherever plays, but it appears that just wasn’t enough for Antonio Conte.