Rangers fans react as Celtic edge towards completing attacker swoop
Celtic are set to land Chelsea attacker Charly Musonda on an 18-month loan deal – and Rangers fans find it absolutely hilarious.
The 21-year-old Belgian arrived in Glasgow on Moday morning to undergo a medical and put the final touches to his loan move after the Hoops reportedly beat off “24 clubs” to sign him, according to Brendan Rodgers, as quoted by Radio Clyde’s Ronnie Charters.
Brendan Rodgers says Celtic will sign Charly Musonda on an 18 month loan deal subject to a medical
Says he is “one of the shining lights in the Chelsea academy” and would like to thank Chelsea for making deal happen.
Rodgers also says up to 24 clubs were interested in Musonda. pic.twitter.com/i6Sc7UVzSa
— Ronnie Charters (@RonnieCharters) January 29, 2018
Musonda could make his debut for the Scottish champions in Tuesday night’s Scottish Premiership clash with Hearts if a deal can be finalised in time.
The Belgian is expected to become Celtic’s third signing of the January transfer window after Marvin Compper and Lewis Morgan.
Fans of Celtic’s bitter rivals Rangers found Rodgers’ claim they had beaten off 24 clubs hilarious with one fan joking they had also beaten “24 Blue Ribands” to the midfielder’s signature.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Outstanding. All the hilarity about Rangers “loan” signings and here comes Musonda on a loan deal ????????
— Gary Kettle (@gkettle1983) January 29, 2018
Musonda will probably do well at this level but yet again another transfer window is nearly over with no sign of these vast riches we keep hearing they possess
Where is all their Champions League money going as it certainly isn't on that squad of jobbers they've cobbled together
— Phantom (@PhantomFGAU) January 29, 2018
Musonda is decent but it’s like yous are signing messi the hype he’s getting but nobody tops cumdog
— Jack Wardrope (@jackwardrope8) January 29, 2018
Hearing 124 clubs were in for Musonda
— Just Kajsa (@kajsa_soderlund) January 29, 2018
"We fought off 24 clubs. And also 24 Blue Ribbands. " pic.twitter.com/35GITAdZl2
— Mr D.Harry (@54Beats44) January 29, 2018
— BailliestonTrueBlues (@bailliestontb) January 29, 2018
There's actually folk out there saying a 21 year old who's only played 27 professional matches in his career is better than Brian Laudrup…nope not today twitter. pic.twitter.com/2sNVQHrT9r
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) January 29, 2018
Musonda looks likely to be the creative spark of Rodgers’ side, which the Hoops have been missing since Tom Rogic and Patrick Roberts have been sidelined through injury.
The Belgian has featured for the Chelsea first-team this season, and was an unused sub for Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday.
Musonda will be some good news for fans following the injuries suffered by Craig Gordon and Leigh Griffiths during the Hoops’ 1-0 win over Hibernian on Saturday.
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