CHARLY Musonda has arrived in Glasgow to finalise his move to Celtic from Chelsea in an 18-month loan deal before the transfer window slams shut.
Chelsea’s midfielder could be the first in the revolving door at Parkhead as talks near a conclusion. Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers has not hidden his admiration for the Belgian under-21 starlet.
Brendan Rodgers praised Chelsea and spoke of Musonda: “A big thank you must go to Chelsea. He’s a shining light in their academy. There were 24 other clubs interested in signing him.
“It’s a great opportunity for him to show his talents. He has wonderful ability and is very dynamic. He’ll bring creativity to our side.”
Musonda has recently featured in Chelsea fixtures with his latest against Norwich in the FA Cup in early January as a substitute.
The addition of Musonda may not be the last deal to be done in Parkhead as the Glasgow side are also looking for a replacement for injured goalkeeper, Craig Gordon, who collided with former Celtic player Efe Ambrose and is set to miss around 12 weeks of football.
Celtic have one keeper available, Dorus De Vries, after loaning out Connor Hazard to Championship side Falkirk. However Hazard has reportedly been spotted at Celtic’s training ground.
Dorus De Vries has been an ever present deputy to Gordon over the year and has proved his worth after keeping a clean sheet against Dundee in his last appearance before replacing Gordon at half time on Saturday.