Chelsea will terminate Charly Musonda’s loan deal at Celtic a year early, according to a report.
News outlet Goal claims that Musonda, 21, is already back in England at Chelsea’s Cobham Training Centre to receive treatment on a shoulder injury, and it seems that the Belgium Under-21 international may not even return to Scotland as the Premier League giants look to cut short his loan.
Musonda joined Celtic on an 18-month temporary deal in January, but it is understood that Chelsea are not happy with his lack of game-time having made just eight appearances in all competitions for the Scottish champions.
Football Insider verdict
It was a very odd move for Brendan Rodgers to sign Musonda in the January transfer window. Although the attacker is a player with high potential and has been knocking on the door of Chelsea’s first team, he was going into a side that already had an abundance of attacking midfielders. The 18-month loan deal was perhaps to help the club replace someone like Tom Rogic or Stuart Armstrong for next season, as they enter the final years of their contracts in the coming weeks. Other than that, it made little sense to sign the Chelsea sensation, who now looks set to have his nightmare spell in Scotland end. Musonda did show brief glimpses of his talent. His assist in the Europa League win over Zenit St Petersburg was a real highlight. However those glimmers of talent were only seen on a rare basis as fans only saw the Belgian play eight times. It’s understandable for Chelsea to cut his deal short, Celtic would have done the same thing if it was the other way around.