CHELSEA will offload son to Zambian football legend Charles Musonda Snr, Charly before the European transfer window closes on August 31, this website Zambianfootball.news undertands.
Zambianfootball.news understands that Charly Musonda’s future still hangs in the balance as clubs, mostly in continental Europe, watch closely.
Good news for them, then, as Charly is still set to go out on loan to “a European club” despite finding himself at Chelsea after the Premier League’s transfer window had shut.
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His youth club Anderlecht were reportedly interested in his services earlier, but the Belgian league’s level might be too low for Musonda at this point. The Milan clubs were also in the mix, although their interest in Musonda was in terms of permanent move rather than a temporary one. Charly would likely be in line for limited playing time at either club as well, considering their respective strengths.
So, a mid-table team in a top European league should be his ideal destination. Most such clubs will have until August 31 to table their offers for the youngster who wants to prove himself a star.
Musonda joined Chelsea’s youth team in 2012 from Anderlecht and was highly regarded in the academy.
But the 21-year-old has been unable to make a breakthrough into the first-team at Stamford Bridge.
A loan spell at La Liga side Real Betis in 2016 started well but he was sent back to Chelsea after manager Gus Poyet failed to play him.
Musonda then moved to Celtic on an 18-month loan deal in January 2018 but it was terminated in May after not enough playing time in Scotland.
And after just one appearance in pre-season under Sarri, Musonda will be sent out on loan again to a foreign club after missing the deadline to join another Premier League team. He is expected to move permanently thereof.
Terreur wrote on Twitter:
“Charly Musonda Jr. hasn’t been registered on any of Chelsea’s Premier League lists.
“He will leave Chelsea in the next three weeks and is pushing for a move.
“Mateo Kovacic took his squad number ’17’.”
Speaking after the transfer window closed, Sarri said the squad was too big and admitted some players could leave on loan.
He said: “The market is closed for us. Now I think the squad is too large.
“So I think some players have to go on loan. But I don’t know who at the moment. I prefer to have 23 or 24 players.”
Another player that could leave Chelsea is Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan.
The midfielder joined from Monaco in a £40million deal just 12 months ago but has struggled to make an impression.
Bakayoko featured in four of Chelsea’s pre-season friendlies but was left out of the squad which lost to Manchester City a week ago in the Community Shield.
He also didn’t make Saturday’s Premier League trip to Huddersfield.
With Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas and loan signing Matteo Kovacic available to Sarri, Bakayoko is surplus to requirements.