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MYSTERY AND MISERY: CELTIC FLOP OUT FOR SEASON

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CELTIC flop Charly Musonda’s career appears to be in jeopardy after being ruled out for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old Belgian midfielder has suffered a serious knee injury for the second successive season during his temporary transfer to Vitesse Arnhem.

Musonda, who had a disastrous loan spell at Parkhead after being brought in from Chelsea by Brendan Rodgers, has been restricted to just four games with the Dutch outfit.

He has now returned to London for treatment and will spend the remainder of the campaign on the sidelines.

The youngster, who was tipped for a fabulous future in the game as a teenager, spent six months at Parkhead in what had originally been a deal to cover a year and a half.

However, he managed just four appearances for the champions before Rodgers personally returned him to the Stamford Bridge club.

It will remain a mystery why he failed to spark at the Hoops after arriving with a massive reputation following a successful loan spell at Real Betis in 2016/17.

But Musonda looked ordinary in his rare first-team outings with the highlight of his brief stay in Glasgow his lobbed pass for Callum McGregor to score the winner against Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League last-32 confrontation at Parkhead on February 18 2018.

He came on as a late substitute for James Forrest as the Russians won 3-0 in the return leg.

Shortly afterwards, he was back at Chelsea with a lot of questions remaining unanswered.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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