Leya Iseka joins Marseille on loan

Marseille have signed Aaron Leya Iseka – the younger brother of Michy Batshuayi – on a season-long loan from Belgian side Anderlecht.

Batshuayi left L'OM for Chelsea earlier this month in a £33 million deal and now his sibling, who goes by his mother's surname, joins the French club in a move no doubt engineered to find out if he possesses the same amount of talent as the Belgium international.

"I chose Marseille because it is a big club and I want to discover new things," Leya Iseka told the club's official website. "It's a dream. I want to make the most of it.

"The supporters are extraordinary, I am desperate to get started at the Stade Velodrome and score some goals.

"I want to bring something extra to the group, to work at 2,000 percent, and to bring the smiles back to the supporters as quickly as possible."

Leya Iseka was coy on his brother's influence in the loan move, saying: "I spoke about it with him very briefly and my brother advised me to come here."

Batshuayi himself acknowledged the move on his Twitter account, urging his brother to enjoy his time at Stade Velodrome.

"Welcome to the most beautiful club in France little brother. Make the most of the Vel [Stade Velodrome], it is a family," he wrote.

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