Michy Batshuayi’s time at Chelsea came to an end last September, when he completed a permanent move to Fenerbahçe.

The Belgium international joined the Yellow Canaries after spending the previous season on loan with their local rivals, Beşiktaş.

His decision to leave Chelsea permanently has paid off as the forward has starred this season, managing 15 goals and an assist from 23 matches in all competitions.

Fenerbahçe face Sevilla in the Europa League round of 16 on Thursday and ahead of the clash between the two clubs, the ex-Blues man had a chat with UEFA’s official channel.

Batshuayi has revealed the role Fenerbahçe president Ali Koç and their manager, Jorge Jesus, had in convincing him to leave Chelsea.

“Our president Ali Koç called me and talked about the team. Likewise, our coach Jorge Jesus also called me and I came to Fenerbahçe by liking the project directly,” he said, as relayed by TGRT Haber.

Batshuayi had less than a year left on his deal at Stamford Bridge when he left Chelsea, and he didn’t think a lot when Fenerbahçe came calling to take him away from the Blues.

“Last season, I had the opportunity to play against other teams in Turkey, but the team that impressed me the most was Fenerbahçe. I was lucky because Fenerbahçe called me during the summer transfer window and I accepted Fenerbahçe’s offer without thinking too much,” Batshuayi explained.

The Belgian’s immediate focus would be to help his side overcome Sevilla in the Europa League.