Musonda seals Celtic switch


Chelsea winger Charly Musonda has completed an 18-month loan switch to Scottish champions Celtic.

The 21-year-old was a target for the Bhoys over the summer, however, the two clubs failed to see eye-to-eye on a deal and he remained at Stamford Bridge.

Musonda has not featured heavily in Antonio Conte’s plans this term and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, who has known the Belgian for some time, opted to return for him this month.

The winger will spend the next 18 months north of the border and he insists it was an easy decision to make as he looks to step up his development.

Musonda told Celtic’s website: “It’s simple for me – Celtic is a massive club.

“It’s a club with many fans, an unbelievable passion, and the culture is more than a club. Those were the most important things, and I wanted to go somewhere where I would enjoy my football, and I know the manager as well. I am very happy to be here.

“It’s a massive club and I am really looking forward to it. I was quite close to coming last summer but it didn’t happen.

“I spoke again with the manager a couple of weeks ago and I said I had a feeling that this is where I want to come and play my football. I am very lucky to be here and I am very happy to be here.”