CELTIC loan flop Charly Musonda’s entourage have been blamed for the Belgian midfielder’s career hitting a dip.
The youngster agreed an 18-month temporary deal with the Hoops from Chelsea in January.
However, Brendan Rodgers returned Musonda to the London outfit at the end of the season with a year of the contract still to run.
He made only eight appearances for the champions and, apart from a brief cameo in setting up Callum McGregor for the only goal of the game against Zenit St Petersburg at Parkhead in February, rarely caught the eye.
Ajax’s Belgian scout Urbain Haesaert isn’t surprised that Musonda’s career has stalled and insisted he went to Chelsea too soon from Anderlecht.
He said: “It is because of the entourage that chose fast money and enjoyed the praise of Jan Boskamp. He missed part of his training, it’d been better if he stayed at Anderlecht. Musonda has a formidable basic technique, but only used it for himself.
“My advice is still: first try two years with success in the first team of Anderlecht or Ajax to play.
“If you play for two years in the first teams of Ajax or Anderlecht, you will not get poor, you will get what you have apparently left behind. Then, after, you can get a good transfer at the right time to the right club.”
DON’T miss ‘Celtic: The History Bhoys’, the celebration of Brendan Rodgers’ two treble-winning seasons at the club – PLUS the clean sweep years of Jock Stein, 1966/67 and 1968/69, and Martin O’Neill, 2000/01. Buy last season’s production and get a 16-page update on the Hoops’ second successive unforgettable campaign absolutely FREE! That’s a 116-page glorious souvenir of the club’s most unforgettable seasons. Written by ALEX GORDON and crammed with over 150 photographs and all the statistics of all five of the most spectacular years in Celtic’s proud heritage. Priced at only £6.95 plus £3.95 postage and packing, you can order your copy at: