Report: 18-year-old Chelsea hotshot agrees new contract

Chelsea’s highly-rated wonderkid Charly Musonda has signed a new long-term contract with the Blues.

The Belgian youth international is considered to be one of the brightest prospects in European football, and it is expected that he will make his first-team debut in the coming seasons.

An attacking midfielder, he won his first caps for the Belgian Under-21 side earlier this term, scoring in just his second appearance. He has made 12 appearances for the Blues Under-21 side this season, scoring two times, and has registered a further five games in the UEFA Youth League - with a tally of three strikes.

He was part of Chelsea’s successful run to the Under-21 Premier League title last season, despite being just 18-years-old currently, and also played a key role in helping the West London club to the FA Youth Cup trophy.

As reported by Belgian media outlet HLN, Musonda has agreed a new contract with the Stamford Bridge outfit, tying his future to the club until the summer of 2019. His 21-year-old brother Tika also signed a new deal until the end of next season, but his development has stalled somewhat due to a severe injury suffered last season.

Quoted in the same article, Musonda said of the deal: “I am very proud that I can sign again for four seasons. I thank the club for their hospitality over the past three seasons. I have enjoyed my progression in the youth teams. It’s my dream to soon be able to play for this great club. Day after day I will work harder. There is no other place I’d rather be.”

The deal was overseen by football ‘super agent’ Jorge Mendes, who represents upwards of 80 of the world’s best footballers. Over the summer, he oversaw the transfers of Angel Di Maria, James Rodriguez, Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao, and is sure to have ensured a great deal for Musonda.

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