Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda has joined Celtic on an 18-month loan deal, the clubs have announced.
Musonda, 21, stayed at Stamford Bridge in an attempt to break into the first team rather than leaving on loan last summer, and signed a new deal until December 2022.
But he has since made just 7 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions, only 2 of which were starts.
Chelsea believe that working under former Blues academy coach Brendan Rodgers could kickstart Musonda’s senior career in football.
Celtic published an official statement that read:
“The Belgian Under-21 internationalist has been a much sought-after player in this transfer window, with many of Europe’s top clubs keen to take him on loan,” a Celtic club statement said of the move.
“However, both the player and his parent club believe that his football development will be best served at Celtic Park under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers.”