Sky Sports pundit Davie Provan has claimed that current contract of on-loan Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda will be rebuffed this summer.
The 21-year-old wide forward arrived at Parkhead in the January transfer window on an 18-month loan from Premier League side Chelsea but has registered just eight appearances across all competition for Celtic, only three of which have been starts.
Musonda, a Belgium Under-21 international showed a flash of his impressive performance when he set up Callum McGregor’s winning goal against Zenit St Petersburg in their first-leg of Europa League, but since then, Musonda has done little or none for the club.
In Celtic’s last six Scottish Premiership fixtures, Rodgers has only featured Musonda once and now Sky Sports pundit and ex-Celtic midfielder Provan has raised questions of the use of the young player and admit he will not be at the club for a second season.
He as has quoted via the Scottish Sun on Sunday:
“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.”
Belgian news outlet HLN reported in January that the attacking midfielder is earning £40,000-a-week from his deal at Chelsea.
A recent report from Belgian news outlet HLN claimed in January that the Chelsea youngster is earning a reported £40,000-a-week from his current deal at Chelsea.
Musonda is yet to have much of a chance to be a regular starter for Celtic and it is little wonder that Provan is contract at the club will be terminated this ummer. It can be assumed there not issues behind the scenes as the young Belgian has been in the matchday squad for each of the team’s league matches since his arrival.
His one bit of brilliance against Zenit shows he can step up in the big European nights, but the bread-and-butter is the domestic competitions and Musonda is barely getting a look-in. Chelsea are hardly likely to be impressed at the lack of opportunity for the youngster, and, if there is a get-out clause in the 18-month loan, the likelihood is growing that it will be activated.