Michy Batshuayi aims cheeky dig at Billy Gilmour for taking his No23 shirt at Chelsea after Crystal Palace loan transfer



Posted Friday, September 11, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk

MICHY BATSHUAYI jokingly took a shot at Billy Gilmour for taking his No23 shirt at Chelsea.

The Belgian striker has rejoined Crystal Palace a second loan-stint but not before signing a 12-month extension with the Blues.

Michy Batshuayi aims cheeky dig at Billy Gilmour for taking his No23 shirt at Chelsea after Crystal Palace loan transfer
Chelsea have confirmed that Billy Gilmour will take Michy Batshuayi's No23 shirt Credit: PA:Press Association

And just hours after Batshuayi's return to south London was finalised, Chelsea announced that Gilmour would be inheriting the No23 shirt at Stamford Bridge.

The 19-year-old Scotland starlet enjoyed a breakthrough season under Frank Lampard last season while wearing the No47 jersey.

Gilmour has now been recognised for his increased standing in Chelsea's squad by picking up the Batsman’s old robes.

Yet Batshuayi took mock offence at his former colleague swooping in for his number so quickly after he had left the Blues.

He tweeted: "Oh… I thought you were my guy @billygilmourrr... Love bro make me proud."

Gilmour quickly responded to write: "Your my bro always Michy."

Crystal Palace have already confirmed that Batshuayi has reclaimed the No23 shirt at Selhurst Park.

The £33million signing scored seven times in just 13 games during his first stint at the Eagles.

His second deal to return to Palace will include an option to buy at the end of the loan.

Chelsea fans meanwhile will have to wait to see Gilmour in his No23 shirt with the midfielder still sidelined with a long-term injury.

The former Rangers academy ace sustained knee ligament damage in a 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace back in July.



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