VIDEO: Chelsea wonderkid nets first goal for Belgium Under-21s

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Charly Musonda netted his first goal for the Belgium Under-21 side on Monday.

18-year-old Musonda was making just his second appearance for the Red Devils' Under-21 side, having made his debut in the 4-1 victory over Spain last week.

A product of Anderlecht’s youth academy, Musonda completed the switch to Chelsea in 2012, and he has been likened to Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj, and Chelsea’s own Eden Hazard. Whilst yet to make his debut for the Blues first-team, he has become a frequent fixture in their Under-18 and Under-21 sides, and he played a key role in both FA Youth Cup and Under-21 Premier League successes last term.

An attacking midfielder, the comparisons with Januzaj and Hazard come from his dribbling and shooting ability, and it appears as if he is the latest in a long line of Belgian talents about to make the step up into professional football, and he is one of the many highly rated youngsters on the books of Chelsea.

Over the two matches in which he has appeared for his nation’s Under-21 side, he has registered an impressive three assists, and he netted his first goal with a long-range strike to open the scoring in the fixture with Norway. Picking up the ball just outside the box, the youngster turned one defender, before driving the ball into the far corner to kick-start the Red Devils 4-0 victory, and cement his reputation as one of the best talents in world football.

He is said to be targeting a place in the senior Belgium squad for the 2016 European Championships, but first he has the 2015 Under-21 Championships to make a mark in, with a call-up inevitable if he continues to perform in such an impressive manner.

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