It seems highly likely that Charly Musonda’s loan spell at Celtic is going to be brought to an early end, after he has rarely featured for the Hoops since joining from Chelsea in January.
The football news site Goal has claimed that Chelsea are set to pull the plug on the deal, as the 21-year-old has been a bit-part player for the Hoops since moving to Glasgow.
However, just because the Musonda deal has ended in failure, it doesn’t mean that the Hoops should stop exploring the loan market, as they have had some success with short-term signings recently.
Patrick Roberts for example, who joined the Hoops on an 18 month loan deal from Manchester City was a huge success for the Bhoys, and played a key role in clinching the domestic treble as he he become a regular first-team member by the end of last season.
More recently than that, Scott Bain has been excellent for the Hoops since joining on loan from Dundee in January, he hasn’t looked back since a man of the match performance in his debut against Rangers.
Obviously loan signings should not be the bedrock of the Hoops signing policy, and should only be done when the player is won that the Hoops might not be able to sign on a permanent deal, but just because the Musonda dal went sour the Hoops should not abandon their loan signing policy.
In other Celtic news, a Hoops mainstay is a doubt for the Scottish Cup Final