It looks as if Charly Musonda’s time at Celtic is going to come to a premature end, and it is has to be said that the decision suits all parties.

It has reported, by football news site Goal, that Chelsea are set to end Musonda’s loan deal at the end of the season, and not at the end of next season as was originally planned.

It that is to be the case then that idea suits all parties, as the 21-year-old’s move to Glasgow just hasn’t worked out to anyone’s satisfaction.

The player joined the Hoops in January in a blaze of publicity, but he never really seemed to recover from a poor performance in his first full match for the Bhoys, a 1-0 loss to Kilmarnock.

From that game on Brendan Rodgers didn’t really trust the player, and he has made only fleeting sub appearances from then on.

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Which begs the question – why did the Hoops sign the Belgian in the first place? Teams often sign players and it doesn’t work out but it does seem odd that Musonda has been given so few opportunities.

The Parkhead flop has talent, as shown by his pass which set up Callum McGregor’s goal against Zenit, but for some reason it just hasn’t worked out for the player, and he will go with the best wishes of a puzzled Hoops support.

In other Celtic news, fans were unimpressed with Ryan Christie’s performance v Rangers

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