Which is the best loan destination for Charly Musonda?

Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea gives his team instructions during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Norwich City and Chelsea at Carrow Road on January 6, 2018 in Norwich,...

The addition of Ross Barkley will allow the youngster the opportunity of a loan spell away.

Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Charly Musonda (L) takes Norwich City's Northern Irish defender Jamal Lewis (C) during the English FA Cup third round football match between Norwich City and...

Chelsea are set to send young midfielder Charly Musonda out on loan for the rest of the season, according to the Telegraph. 

The highly-rated midfielder is likely to move to another Premier League club to get more game time after Ross Barkley's arrival pushed him further down the pecking order. 

The Telegraph report that Watford, West Bromwich Albion, Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth are all interested in the 21-year-old, but which club will be better for him? 

Chelsea have loaned out players to all of the aforementioned clubs in the past and have had mixed fortunes. The Blues want to ensure Musonda gets the playing time he deserves, which is ultimately the most important factor of deciding which club to join. 

West Bromwich Albion are in desperate need of creativity. Musonda can play both in central attacking midfield and out wide and, with Albion's lack of creativity and pace, Musonda would get plenty of game time ahead of the under performing James McClean and Matt Phillips.

Chelsea loaned Romelu Lukaku to West Brom back in 2012-13 and the striker netted 17 goals during a successful spell, which would surely put the Baggies towards the top of Musonda's list. 

West Bromwich Albion's Belgium player on loan from Chelsea Romelu Lukaku (L) vies with Liverpool's Jamie Carragher during the third round English League Cup football match between West...

Watford have their pros and cons. The Belgian would not have to move house as Watford is just outside of London and the Hornets are still sitting in the top half of the table so there is potential for success. The concern with Marco Silva's side is that another Chelsea youngster Kenedy spent the first half of last season on loan at Vicarage Road and only played once which will concern Antonio Conte. They have a fairly big squad, so Musonda will have a lot of competition in midfield. 

Newcastle are in the market for attacking flair as they look to revamp their small squad. Former Chelsea man Christian Atsu made his loan move from Chelsea permanent at St James' Park back in the summer, and Musonda may want to join him.

The Magpies have the lure Rafael Benitez and the offer of playing in front of 52,000 fans at St James' Park. Newcastle are also after Kenedy according to the Telegraph which may influence this deal. 

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is seen prior to the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St James' Park on January 6, 2018 in Newcastle upon...

Bournemouth have had success with Chelsea in the past. Nathan Ake spent six months on loan at the Vitality Stadium, before being recalled by the Blues. He was then sold to the Cherries last summer. Bournemouth do not have too many options out-wide, so Musonda should be able to get minutes. However Atsu's unsuccessful loan spell in 2015 may see Chelsea reluctant to send the youngster there.

West Brom and Newcastle look like the two clubs who would suit the Belgian best if he wants to play regular football under experienced managers. 

 

 

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