Chris Bradford discusses Musonda’s Celtic departure.
Musonda, 21, is currently recovering from a collar-bone injury, joined Celtic during the January transfer window. Musonda’s arrival in Glasgow was deemed a significant coup for manager Brendan Rodgers, who claimed to have beaten 24 other clubs to sign the highly-rated Belgian on loan.
The 21-year-old only made eight appearances in all competitions since January, most notably assisting Callum McGregor’s goal in the first leg of Celtic’s Europa League Last 32 encounter against Russian giants, Zenit Saint-Petersburg. Celtic won the first leg 1-0 but lost the tie 3-1 on aggregate.
In a press conference today (Thursday 17th May), Brendan Rodgers confirmed that it was due to a lack of game time that Charly’s loan was terminated. Celtic could not guarantee Musonda valuable minutes due to the team playing exceptionally well. Celtic, recently, won the Scottish Premier League for the seventh consecutive season and are on course for the double treble. Celtic face Motherwell in Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final at Hampden.
Musonda will return to Cobham during the pre-season where it is likely he will be loaned out for the upcoming 2018/19 season.
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Written by Chris Bradford – @bradford_cfc97