Michy Batshuayi says he has no interest in leaving Fenerbahce this month despite rumours linking him with a switch to Rangers.
It was reported on Wednesday that the former Chelsea forward was offered to the Light Blues but, speaking about his future, Batshuayi said only Real Madrid could tempt him to leave his current team in January:
“I am here until the end of the season. My priority is to make Fenerbahce champions. Then we will talk to the president. I want to stay in Fenerbahce. Of course, if Real Madrid calls, things may change.”
Whether Fenerbahce see things the same way as Batshuayi does, it is up for debate. The Belgian has only started one league game this season and he is reportedly earning £58,000 a week so his club may be keen on getting him off the books.
The striker is out of contract at the end of the season
In addition to his lack of game time, Batshuayi could leave Fenerbahce on a free transfer in June when his current deal expires. The Turkish club can extend his stay for an extra twelve months but they are unlikely to take up that option due to his salary.
It means that, even though the 30-year-old is happy to stay where he is, his team will be open to any offers before the transfer window closes.
Rangers could still be priced out of a move for Batshuayi
The fact that the Belgian international is earning £3m a year is likely to be enough for the Gers to opt against making an approach for the player
There is no doubt that he could offer Philippe Clement’s side a cutting edge in the final third of the pitch but the deal may prove too costly.