Report: Ex-Celtic man Musonda set for return to football

By David Walton

December 16, 2020

Former Celtic attacker Charly Musonda is close to ending his 15-month injury hell at Chelsea, Goal reports.

The source has stated that Musonda, signed by Brendan Rodgers on loan back in 2018, is currently doing solo work with the ball. He’s also said to have hired his own fitness and conditioning coach to return to training.

Goal says that Chelsea hope to have Musonda back with the under-23s in the next week or two. This comes after a knee injury threatened to end his career.

The young Belgian posted a heartfelt message on his Instagram back in October. Musonda revealed that doctors had told him he wouldn’t play football again. The grim message was given to him during his knee surgery.

However, Goal reports that Musonda now hopes to be given a chance in Frank Lampard’s senior side. Lampard has given a host of youngsters opportunities over the last 12 months. Musonda will now hope to follow in the footsteps of players like Mason Mount, Reece James, and Billy Gilmour.

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If anyone deserves some luck then it’s Musonda. There was so much promise about him when he signed on loan from Chelsea for 18 months back in January 2018.

The Belgian only managed eight appearances before his loan spell was cut short. Another fruitless loan spell at Vitesse Arnhem was his last contribution in football before his knee surgery.

Musonda hardly played for Vitesse Arnhem (Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)

It remains to be seen whether breaking through at Chelsea remains too big a task. But even so, none of that matters. Just the fact he can get back playing again is the big story here. This is massive for him and he certainly deserves it.

In the past, Musonda has been hailed in the past by figures such as Antonio Conte in the past (The Metro). There was a time when there was genuinely a mammoth amount of hope over his abilities.

Hopefully he can kick on from here. It was a shame how it worked out at Parkhead, but he seems to finally have a chance to get his career back on track.

Even if the Chelsea first-team remains a tough ask, there’ll be a place for the trickster somewhere.