David Provan predicts Charly Musonda won’t be at Celtic next season

A general view of  Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on February 15, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic signed Charly Musonda on loan from Chelsea in the January transfer window.

Scott Brown of Celtic and his team mates celebrate victory after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

David Provan has predicted in The Scottish Sun that Chelsea-owned Charly Musonda will leave Celtic in the summer transfer window.

Musonda, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a winger and earns £520,000 per year as salary according to Spotrac.com, joined Scottish Premiership club Celtic on an 18-month loan deal from Premier League giants Chelsea in the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old has struggled for playing time at the Hoops since his January switch and has made just four appearances in the Scottish Premiership, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

Celtic legend Provan has predicted that the Belgium Under-21 international will leave the Hoops in the summer transfer window.

Charly Musonda of Celtic reacts as he celebrates the Celtic goal by team mate Callum McGregor during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the...

Provan wrote in The Scottish Sun: “Back in January, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers described the loan signing of Charly Musonda as ‘a big signing for us’.

“Rodgers also revealed Celtic had beaten two dozen other clubs for the player’s signature. Either way, the Chelsea player already looks like a big mistake.

“Musonda left Chelsea because he wasn’t getting first-team football but has made just three starts for the Hoops.

“Brendan reckons we’ll see the best of the 21-year-old next season. I’ll be surprised if he’s still in Glasgow by then.”

Charly Musonda of Celtic is seen during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Heart of Midlothian at Celtic Park on January 30, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Future uncertain?

Given that Musonda was signed on an 18-month loan deal, one suspects that the youngster knew that he would be gradually integrated into the Celtic team.

The Hoops are doing well without the Chelsea-owned star, and it makes sense for manager Brendan Rodgers not to unsettle a winning team.

Musonda will be a key player for the Hoops in the Champions League qualifiers and in the Scottish Premiership next season.

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