Michy Bathsuayi has confirmed he’ll be leaving Marseille, as the Belgium striker pens a goodbye message to the fans.
Bathsuayi, 22, completed his medical with Chelsea on Wednesday. As his £33 million move to the Blues is expected to be completed tomorrow.
It is understood that Batshuayi rejected the chance to join Juventus, Tottenham, West Ham and Crystal Palace. With the striker opting to join Conte’s Chelsea.
“Hello everyone,” he writes. “This should be official tomorrow, I will leave Marseille this summer.
“Firstly, I particularly wanted to thank all fans of Olympique de Marseille. During these two years at the club that I have loved since childhood, you showed me all your love and your support.
“It’s a great honor for me to have worn this shirt at the Velodrome, a stadium that you know is made beautiful by this unique atmosphere in France.
“Thanks to the Olympique de Marseille leaders who trusted me and the technical staff I worked with which helped me to mature and grow. Have evolved a season under the orders of coach Bielsa was a privilege, and I will accomplish everything he wanted for me in the rest of my career. Also thanks to coach Franck Passi for supporting me since my arrival in Marseilles, and my team-mates during those two seasons.
“I hope I’ll continue to make you proud in my new club and, obviously, I will continue to follow closely the results of OM, who I wish to regain the fervor and the results it deserves.”