So who is Charly Musonda Jr and why are Chelsea interested?

Reports are circulating that we've poached another top young Belgian talent. Charly Musonda Jr. is a young Belgian midfielder in the Anderlecht academy that appears to be on his way to Chelsea FC for next season. It's hard to profile a kid this young, as he really isn't physically developed at all. I'd assume from the limited amount that I've seen that he'll play in an advanced midfield role though. John Chapman has watched him plenty, and he seems to be impressed:

Their future problem will be making an impact before the youngest Musonda, Charly Junior, comes along; he’s been described by ex-Anderlecht coach Johan Boskamp as a "mix between Xavi and Iniesta". Hyperbole perhaps but all the usual suspects have tried to sign him, with Barcelona being the most insistent. With all the talk about him, Charly Junior, 15, has a heavy weight to carry. He’s often appeared for the Belgium U16 team and can be seen on YouTube.

It sounds as if we've won the race to sign the youngster, and if true he'll add even more excitement to an already phenomenal U18 squad next season. He's a long way off still, but I'm sure he'll be one to keep an eye out for in the NextGen series as well as the Youth Cup. Just as a teaser, here's some video...

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