Nottingham Forest have made a bid to sign Chelsea’s Charly Musonda on loan, according to the Telegraph.
Aitor Karanka wants to make him his first signing at the club. The Spanish boss has taken charge of the Championship club and is now plotting to make some signings before the transfer window ends.
Musonda, who is 21 years-old, is an attacking midfielder. He was born in Brussels and has represented Belgium at U15, U16, U17, U19 and U21 level. He is highly rated at Chelsea and is being tipped for a big future in the game.
Chelsea are no strangers to loaning out a player and usually let youngsters go out on loan to get some first-team experience. They have the likes of Tomas Kalas, Lewis Bakers, Michael Hector and Fikayo Tomori all out on loan at Championship clubs. This makes a potential loan move for Musonda likely too.
Musonda started his career at Anderlecht and spent ten years with their academy before being snapped up by Chelsea in 2012, along with his two older brothers. He signed his first professional contract at Stamford Bridge in October 2013.
He was sent out on loan to Spanish side Real Betis for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons to gain some first-team experience. He played 24 times for them.
Musonda is a talented player and would be a decent coup for Nottingham Forest. It is believed that Aitor Karanka is also targeting a move for a new goalkeeper and centre-back. Could the signing of Musonda start a spending spree?