CELTIC look like they may have dodged a bullet with Charly Musonda after the Chelsea youngster cut his own deal short this summer.

The player came in with a bit of fanfare in January but Brendan Rodgers didn’t seem overly impressed with the little Belgian who rarely got a start.

Celtic fans saw the young lad more on social media than they did on the pitch.

His one moment at Celtic was making a masterful pass to Callum McGregor who smashed the ball home against Zenit St Petersburg in the knockout stage of the Europa League.

The lad certainly has the talent but does he have the temperament?

The jury is out on that matter for Belgian Under 21 coach.

Johan Walem believes the player is in danger of wasting his talent if he doesn’t get his head right as the coach spoke to HLM.

Charly did not show up for the qualifying match against Turkey at the end of August last year, so I went to see him at Chelsea, the problem is that Charly has so much ambition.

“He wants to be the biggest, the prettiest, the best.

“Charly would have thought he would be called for the A-team, so I did not succeed… I told him: “You can be a key player with us, you can experience a European Championship”.

“He has other choices I did not want to push Charly after that – I could not do that to the group.”

“But yes, although he may be more of an ‘8’ than a ’10’ – as a playmaker he wants to do too much, then he demands everything.

“Charly must first and foremost find peace and confidence in his head.”

This account of Musonda would fit in very well with many who believe he ran from Glasgow in disbelief at not being in the first team.

He should still be a Celtic player but when he was told to prove himself, he decided enough was enough.

On top of that, the player has suffered an injury which has seen him head back to Chelsea from his loan at Vitesse and the youngster is yet to make a competitive appearance.

Dodged a bullet.


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