TRANSFER UPDATE: The Michy Batshuayi Deal… It’s Complicated

By • Jan 15th, 2014 • Category: News |

Everton are in the hunt for Standard Liege striker Michy Batshuayi, however any deal for the 20-year-old is more complicated than the Toffees first thought.

The blues were led to believe that a 8m Euros bid would simply trigger a release clause in the player’s contract, allowing them to begin discussing personal terms with the player.

British sources suggested this was indeed the case and that any offer of that amount must be accepted. It was thought that the only snag was that Standard want the fee in full up front. However, it emerged today that Standard are not actually required to accept any offer:

The Belgian club today published a piece on their website, clarifying the situation. They state that they are required to discuss any offer of  8m but they are not obliged to accept. They can also enter clauses in the transfer that the player cannot be loaned to certain clubs (there was talk of Everton loaning him to Anderlecht, which would have been untrue anyway).

Standard Liege want a conclusion in serenity – they can decide to reject offers if they wish but they want the best for the striker and will allow him to leave if circumstances are right.

As an international footballer with huge potential, the Belgian is set to be included in his country’s World Cup squad for the tournament in Brazil this summer. The red devils are tipped to go far according to World Cup free bets and various pundits expect the striker to make a big impact at the tournament.

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