Chelsea loan starlet wants to stay in Spain

If it depends on Charly Musonda Junior, the Chelsea talent will stay with loan club Betis Sevilla for another season.

The 19-year-old joined the Primera Division club on a temporary loan deal in January, and has impressed in his first six games, providing one goal and one assist, as Betis are still unbeaten with him in the lineup.

Musonda’s loan spell is supposed to end on June 30, but the Belgian has the desire to stay an extra season in Spain.

“I want to stay at Betis. It’s in my head now, but next year I don’t know what will happen,” Musonda said to Canal Sur, as reported by

The Under-21 international feels it is better for his developement as a player to stay with Betis, rather than rejoin the Blues’ second team in England.

“My favourite clubs are from here, from Spain,” he added. “Since I was young I liked Barcelona and Real Madrid. I learned Spanish so I could come here. I play for Betis and I am happy.”

On top, Musonda recently rejected a call-up from the Zambia national team, therefore committing his international future to Belgium. Meanwhile, national coach Marc Wilmots is known to be a fan of the young player and is considering handing him a first senior cap as Belgium prepares for Euro 2016.

Musonda joined Chelsea’s Under-18 squad from Anderlecht in the summer of 2012, as the Blues payed £1.88 million for the talented winger. He joined the Under-21 squad in 2014, before being loaned to Betis.

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