Chelsea starlet Charly Musonda has revealed that there are three French clubs vying to sign him on loan, as he continues to impress in the Blues’ U21 squad.
Musonda arrived from Anderlecht in 2012 and has subsequently impressed in west London, bagging 12 goals prior to Christmas this year with the U21s and earning himself a call up the Belgium’s junior side as well.
As a result the 18-year-old penned a new deal at Chelsea which will keep him at the club until at least 2014 unless the Blues decide they want to get rid of him. However now it looks as though he’ll be given an opportunity to directly catch the eye of Jose Mourinho by going out on loan next term to try his hand elsewhere.
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Musonda let on, as relayed by the London Evening Standard, that there was interest in him from big clubs, perhaps hinting that he might be plying his trade elsewhere as of this summer.
Interest from abroad
"Everything will depend on the discussions that I will have with the coach [Jose Mourinho] and the club's management at the end of the season,' he told French sources.
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"At the moment, I do not know where I will play next season, but I think a loan is possible.
"My priority is Chelsea and, obviously, if I can get more playing time, I will stay. But if this is not the case, I will ask to go on loan.
"There are a lot of great clubs in Europe who are interested in me, including several French clubs. I know that Marseille, Monaco and PSG follow me.
"It [Ligue 1] is a good championship in which I can progress and have a regular playing spot. It is a step that may, perhaps, be necessary for me to be among the best players in Europe."
The Chelsea youth machine
Indeed the youngster himself will be desperate not to become just another young talent who is pushed through the Chelsea youth system only to become a cash cow at the end of it rather than being given a first-team chance.
Though undoubtedly successful from a financial point of view the Blues’ method of taking players who have high potential and farming them out on loan before eventually selling them for profit have attracted plenty of criticism, and in using this money-making machine Chelsea have created a production-line that sees only the very best able to challenge for positions in their senior squad.
Will Musonda end up as just another name on the loanee-list? Or does he have a future at Chelsea? Stamford Bridge fans, let us know what you believe in the comments box below.
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