Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has made some odd transfer decisions since arriving at Parkhead, but none is more strange than the 18-month loan deal struck up with Chelsea in January for Charly Musonda.
Since wrapping up his switch to Glasgow, Musonda, 21, has made just seven appearances in all competitions and has been an unused substitute in the Hoops’ last three Scottish Premiership fixtures.
It was a simply awful decision by Rodgers to sign up the Belgium Under-21 international, especially when other areas of the squad were in dire need of improving first when the attacking midfield position is one of the most well-stocked at Parkhead.
Kieran Tierney’s injury has left the left-back spot completely depleted while Celtic’s centre-back options are abysmal and a large reason as to why they have not ran away with the league this season.
It is not clear whether Celtic are paying all of that, but whether they are or not, the Scottish champions must tear up the loan agreement in the summer to avoid wasting any more money.
It may be the case that Chelsea will want to terminate his loan anyway and try to send him elsewhere to get more game-time.
Celtic do not have an endless pit of money to spend on players, so getting in the right player for the right position must be paramount for Rodgers.
With the World Cup and early Champions League qualifiers to deal with this summer, it’s as crucial as ever for the Bhoys manager to get this transfer window spot on.