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Charly Musonda excited about Celtic challenge

  • Brendan Rodgers claims Celtic beat 24 clubs from Europe for Charly Musonda
  • Belgian youngster believes club is best place for him to continue his career
  • Rodgers is also in the market for a goalkeeper with Craig Gordon injured 

Celtic snapped up Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda on an 18-month loan deal and immediately turned their attention to signing a new goalkeeper.

The Scottish champions failed in a bid to sign Motherwell’s Trevor Carson but could return with an improved offer after seeing a reported £200,000 proposal thrown out.

The 29-year-old has impressed since joining Motherwell on a three-year contract in the summer following a £10,000 move from Hartlepool.

Charly Musonda is excited about the challenge at Celtic after his loan move from Chelsea

Celtic are on the lookout for a keeper after Brendan Rodgers revealed Craig Gordon would be out for 12 weeks with a knee injury, while Musonda will provide some creativity in the absence of Leigh Griffiths, who will be missing for four weeks with a calf problem.

Rodgers claimed Celtic had beaten 24 clubs across Europe to sign Belgium Under-21 international Musonda and the playmaker sensed Glasgow was the right place to continue his career.

Musonda told Celtic TV: ‘It’s simple for me – Celtic is a massive club. It’s a club with many fans, an unbelievable passion, and the culture is more than a club. 

Celtic were one of 24 clubs hoping to land the signature of midfielder Charly Musonda

Celtic were one of 24 clubs hoping to land the signature of midfielder Charly Musonda

Brendan Rodgers is now turning his attentions towards signing a new goalkeeper 

Brendan Rodgers is now turning his attentions towards signing a new goalkeeper 

‘Those were the most important things, and I wanted to go somewhere where I would enjoy my football, and I know the manager as well. I am very happy to be here.

‘It’s a massive club and I am really looking forward to it. I was quite close to coming last summer but it didn’t happen.

‘I spoke again with the manager a couple of weeks ago and I said I had a feeling that this is where I want to come and play my football. I am very lucky to be here and I am very happy to be here.’



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