Charly Musonda Jr’s 18 month loan spell at Celtic could be cut short in the summer, according to Davie Provan. The young Belgian arrived at Celtic Park in blaze of expectation, but has barely featured for the Scottish Champions elect.
Musonda headed up to Scotland following the arrival Emerson towards the end of the January transfer window. Before leaving, Antonio Conte had given the winger some game time, most notably in the League Cup. He did okay and scored his first senior Chelsea goal. A spell on loan seemed the order of the day though.
Provan is doubtful that Musonda will make the grade under Brendan Rodgers. Considering Rodgers was once in charge of Chelsea’s academy side, that’s a surprise.
BACK in January, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers described the loan signing of Charly Musonda as “a big signing for us”.
Rodgers also revealed Celtic had beaten two dozen other clubs for the player’s signature. Either way, the Chelsea player already looks like a big mistake.
Musonda left Chelsea because he wasn’t getting first-team football but has made just three starts for the Hoops.
Brendan reckons we’ll see the best of the 21-year-old next season. I’ll be surprised if he’s still in Glasgow by then.
Source: The Scottish Sun
Musonda has played in 8 games and made just 1 assist, here’s the highlight of his Celtic career,
CELTIC PARK ERUPTS!!!
Callum McGregor with a superb finish but what an assist from Charly Musonda!
The Notorious Callum McGregor ???? pic.twitter.com/PGNFqjIk2b
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 15, 2018
In those 8 games, the youngster has played 335 minutes, completing the full 90 minutes of just 2 games. That can’t be what Chelsea had in mind when the deal was done. It may be best for all parties if he’s recalled by Chelsea at the end of the current campaign.
He would then be able to assess with his parent club the best options to progress his career. We’ve seen this season how moves to Premier League clubs have benefitted some of Chelsea’s youngsters.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy and Tammy Abraham are all performing well at their respective Premier League loan clubs. Musonda may be better off looking at how they are achieving, and draw on their successes moving forwards.