The 21-year-old Belgian has been regarded as one of the Blues’ most promising talents for several seasons now, and joined the Hoops on an 18-month loan deal amidst great fanfare during the January transfer window.
Rodgers and Celtic fans had hoped Musonda would’ve enjoyed the same sort of success Patrick Roberts has during his loan spell from Manchester City, but Musonda quickly struggled to break into the Celtic starting XI.
As we told you yesterday, the man himself hinted that his time in Glasgow was up on his Instagram page and now the Celtic boss has confirmed the end of his time with the Premiership champions:
The manager has also confirmed that Charly Musonda has returned permanently to parent club @ChelseaFC: "He was a joy to work with, a really good boy, wanted to learn and he's now at an age where he needs to play week in, week out, and, unfortunately, I couldn't promise him that." pic.twitter.com/iUnWUsM7go
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 17, 2018
With Musonda not returning for next season, and Patrick Roberts heading back down south too, it’ll be interesting to see if Rodgers tries to dip into the loan market once again during the summer.
What do you think of the news? Did Musonda get a fair chance at Celtic Park?