Michy Batshuayi says he feels at home at Crystal Palace, after returning to Selhurst Park for a second loan spell.
The Belgium striker has rejoined the club on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.
Batshuayi scored six goals in 13 appearances for the Eagles during the second half of the 2018-19 campaign.
The 26-year-old has little future at Stamford Bridge, but with Chelsea holding out for a substantial transfer fee, has been unable to secure a permanent move away from the west London club.
However, ahead of the new Premier League season’s kick off this weekend, Palace have struck a temporary arrangement with Chelsea, while Batshuayi signed a one-year contract extension with the Blues to ensure a switch.
"I feel like I’m home now, so it’s good,” said Batshuayi, who will wear the No.23 shirt. “But I need to do a good season here, to work a lot with my teammates and I want to do my best here.
"It’s not my first time here. I know the teammates, I know the gaffer, I know how the club works here.
“For me, it’s the best decision. I'm happy, the coach is happy, my teammates are happy. Let's get to work."
Palace boss Roy Hodgson, who has been desperate to add more firepower to his attack, said: "I am very happy we have secured Michy on a season long loan.
“He made a great impact at the club in his previous loan spell, albeit only five months long, displaying a goal scoring threat which we very much needed at that time and we are confident he will produce again.
"As a player who will help to convert our chances in to goals, Michy will be another valuable addition to the two new signings we have made this summer.
“It’s another boost for the players and fans alike, and I’m sure everyone will join me in saying welcome back, Michy."
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