When footballers are farmed out on loan a handful of times, it is no surprise when they decide to leave their parent club.
That does not seem to be the case for Michy Batshuayi, though, as he still has the desire to become a success at Stamford Bridge.
The Belgium international spent the majority of his first season at Chelsea on the bench, starting just one Premier League match throughout the entire 2016-17 campaign.
The following season under Antonio Conte was only marginally better as he started three top-flight fixtures but was later sent to Borussia Dortmund on loan for the second half of the campaign.
Maurizio Sarri is now at the helm of Chelsea, but he too has opted against using Batshuayi, who is spending the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Valencia.
While speaking to The Times, the 25-year-old – valued at £36m by Transfermarkt – made it clear that he wants to return to Chelsea and has no intention of looking elsewhere.
This news has been warmly welcomed by plenty of Chelsea fans, some of whom have been less than impressed by the performances of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud this season.
Next Drogba incoming
— KK (@Sarrilogy) October 2, 2018
Bring him back in January
— Mark Stevens (@markstevens_cfc) October 1, 2018
Dude just earned my respect
— Ogbeni Sly (@sly_92) October 1, 2018
He shouldn't be at Valencia full stop he should be starting games for us so much better than Morata!
— Luke Willis (@LukeWillis90) October 1, 2018
He might not be the best striker, but he’s exactly the type of player you’d want at your club, big personality and great attitude 👏 bring back Michyyyy
— dan'olt (@DanielHolt95) October 1, 2018
We need him too
— Ego! (@Leone_inn) October 1, 2018
My love for Michy Batshuayi can't be overemphasized. I need him back in Stamford Bridge. Morata and Giroud are not in good scoring form. #BringBackBatshuayi
— Amagoz45 (@AmaifeCalistus) October 2, 2018
You will come back Stronger ….. i believe you will become the Real Deal at The Bridge
— Dave Whitehead (@DaveWhitehead20) October 1, 2018