Chelsea have a wealth of talent in their youth ranks, but most of the time, the players fail to break through to the first team.
In order to earn more regular game time, batches of the Blues’ youngsters are sent out on loan.
The next in a long line of temporarily offloaded starlets is Charly Musonda, who according to BBC Sport is on the verge of joining Celtic.
The report claims that the attack-minded player will agree an 18-month deal with the Scottish giants.
It appears that the idea is for Musonda to develop his craft under Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers before coming back to Stamford Bridge to fight for a place in the first XI.
The 21-year-old was signed to Chelsea’s academy in 2012 following a spell at Anderlecht.
This season, he was handed his senior debut and in total made seven appearances, two of which were starts.
Some Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter to give their backing to the starlet, while others have been left baffled by the club’s decision to let him go.
Definitely not liking the musonda to Celtic deal. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense #cfc
— Sam (@Sam_Do_Well) January 29, 2018
Chelsea board is ridiculous.I can't understand why they loan Musonda out this month.#CFC
— Rex Chen (@CfcRex) January 29, 2018
This is a make or break loan for Musonda. A Christensen-like loan. If He performs exceedingly well, He’ll join the first team for the 2019/2020 season…If He doesn’t perform well at Celtic, He’ll be sold #CFC
— Ayodeji Durosimi (@Duayosam) January 29, 2018
So the beginning of the season loans meant Musonda, Kennedy, Ampadu became squad players… because we were down to the bare bones. Now we are loaning out our squad players… who the hell is gonna be on our bench – the U14s?? #chelsea #cfc
— Tom Gaunt (@TAGaunt) January 29, 2018
— Utsav (@utsavcfc) January 29, 2018
Musonda at Celtic for 18 months seems like a huge waste too #cfc
— A Happy New Year?!?! (@redhero) January 29, 2018
Chelsea are letting Baba, Michy & Musonda all leave on loan….. no replacements confirmed yet. The squad is already thin enough as it is. The club is honestly being run into the ground. How can we compete for multiple trophies? How can we expect Hazard & Courtois to extend? #CFC
— brad (@perspicacityBD) January 29, 2018
— Dave Spicer (@smsdjcs) January 29, 2018
So Chelsea are letting Musonda going out on loan and going to bring in nobody, then we will moan about a lack of squad depth ?makes sense #CFC
— Richard lavender (@Lavender901) January 29, 2018