The Chelsea midfielder moved to Parkhead on an 18-month loan deal back in January amidst great fanfare, with Hoops fans thinking their club had pulled off another transfer market coup by nabbing the 21-year-old.
However, Musonda struggled to break into Brendan Rodgers’ starting XI and was soon heading back to Stamford Bridge, with Rodgers claiming his absence was merely down to treatment needed for a shoulder injury.
With a deal in place for Musonda to be a Celtic player for the entire 2018/19 season, Rodgers was probably expecting him back for pre-season training, but his latest social media post doesn’t sound as if he has any plans to return to Scotland any time soon:
As I recover from a collar bone injury, Id like to take the time and reflect on the season, and say a massive thanks to all the staff, at Chelsea Football Club, and the boss Antonio Conte for giving me an opportunity to make my debut at the Bridge, and make a six year awaited dream come true. It only gave me a taste of how hard I’m expected to keep working to make more outings at Stamford Bridge, and therefor I will work. I would like to thank the manager for his guidance and support throughout my two years learning under him, I would like thank all the academy staff and players that helped me make my @premierleague debut and for awarding me with this ball. I would like to congratulate, the youth team for winning a 5th straight FA YOUTH Cup, and will be supporting our team for this week’s final. Last but not least I’d like to thank all of the Celtic family, spending the second half of the season in such a prestigious club with its incredible fans was an experience to cherish, to receive number 67 and have your incredible support, everywhere in Glasgow was amazing, I will never forget the noise of a European night at the Park, and to be a part of it and witness it first hand was an experience that’s made me more hungry for that stage, and that’s thanks to you, and the players that just won the league 7 times in a row, and hopefully a double treble, I will be a supporter of Celtic forever, I’d like to thank Brendan Rodgers for giving me that opportunity and guidance every single day, as I continue on my quest.
What do you make of his comments? Is he definitely saying goodbye, or could he still be back in the iconic green and white shirt next season?