£40k-a-week PL attacker drops huge hint about Celtic move ahead of January deadline - reports
Charly Musonda has fuelled speculation that he could be on the brink of a move to Celtic Park, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun made the claim after an Instagram post from a fan hoping the Chelsea target would make the move north was liked by the player himself.
It is thought that Musonda is keen on a move to Parkhead as the Belgian attacker would have the opportunity to play in Europe with the Scottish champions.
After losing striker Leigh Griffiths during Celtic’s 1-0 win over Hibernian at the weekend, Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers is believed to be desperate to make a last-ditch attempt in the transfer window, just days before it closes, and Musonda is one of his prime targets.
Rodgers has been tracking the 21-year-old for some time now and is eager to get the player in before Wednesday.
Speaking after his side’s win in the SPL he spoke openly about the potential transfer, revealing: “Charly is a big talent, you’ve seen him come on the other day for Chelsea at Brighton”.
“He’s a terrific talent, so we’ll see.”
But the Blues boss Antonio Conte is not keen on selling the starlet at the moment which means it is likely any move would have to be a loan one.
The Belgian forward has been limited to mainly cup appearances this season and has scored three goals in the nine outings he has made.
According to HLN in Belgium, the player is earning £40,000-per-week at the Premier League champions.
Football Insider verdict:
Although it is unlikely to go through on a permanent move, this will surely go through on a loan, at least until the end of the season. Musonda would not have publicly liked a post if there was no truth to the rumours. Given that the Hoops have lost Griffiths in attack and rumours continue to circle regarding the future of Moussa Dembele, Rodgers could potentially lose a number of his leading goalscorers and will need to replace them. With the offer of European football to boost their appeal, the Bhoys will be an enticing prospect considering his current limited game time at Stamford Bridge. If Musonda remains in west London, there is little chance of him getting a run in the side.
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