Celtic left it late to complete the deadline day signing of Dundee defender Jack Hendry last night.
Brendan Rodgers was determined to get his man and the fact the Hoops shelled out a fee which could reach £1.5m and handed the player a four-and-a-half year contract shows just how highly the Parkhead boss rates the 22-year-old.
Celtic were relentless in their pursuit of the defender after Rodgers first earmarked him as a star last year and a close inspection of his performances and statistics shows exactly why.
Rodgers has instilled a style of play on the champions with a strict emphasis on playing the ball from the back and retaining possession.
CELTIC are delighted to announce that highly-rated attacking midfielder, Charly Musonda, has joined the club on an 18-month loan deal from Chelsea.
The Belgian Under-21 internationalist has been a much sought-after player in this transfer window, with many of Europe’s top clubs keen to take him on loan. However, both the player and his parent club believe that his football development will be best served at Celtic Park under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers.
The Celtic manager is a long-time admirer of Charly Musonda, and is delighted to have added the 21-year-old to his first team squad. Charly came through the youth ranks at Anderlecht before joining Chelsea back in 2012.
He has made seven appearances for the Chelsea first-team, scoring one goal in a League Cup win over Nottingham Forest last September, while he also spent a year on loan with Real Betis in Spain.