Chelsea starlet Charly Musonda has sent a cryptic message over his future through his Instagram account after Real Betis confirmed interest in extending his spell in La Liga for one more campaign. The Belgium offensive midfielder wrote a cryptic farewell with a picture of himself in the Betis shirt admitting that "you never know what might happen" but adding a "see you soon" to the Spanish fans. Later he confirmed he is "back home" in UK as his loan spell with the Spanish team is over for now.
Musonda moved on loan to the Andalucian side during the January window after having failed to break through to the Chelsea first-team since his move to the West London academy in the summer of 2012. Even though some questioned whether he was ready for the top flight the U-21 Belgium international made an instant impact in La Liga, scoring one goal in his second game for Betis while playing a crucial role to help his side to avoid relegation with a total of 15 appearances, 13 of them coming as a starter.
The Chelsea loanee has since openly admitted that he would like to prolong his spell at Real Betis ahead of next season, as he doesn't want to return to Stamford Bridge if he does not secure a fixed place in Antonio Conte's plans.
Musonda said to AS last month: "Right now I do not know. We will see in summer. But there is a big chance that I will stay at Betis because I am very happy here and everything is going perfect. This is a great club, there's no doubt. Sometimes all a player needs is a chance to play. I was waiting for it, I wanted to show my football. Betis have been the perfect place.
"La Liga is one of the best championships in the world. Perhaps the most technical and here we have the best two teams in the world [in Barcelona and Real Madrid]."
Betis president Ángel Haro later revealed that the club were "on the right track" to fulfil the player's wishes after having had productive talks with Chelsea officials to keep him one further season at the Benito Villamarin Stadium.
"We can be revealing, but there are players who are interesting and we are working on Musonda," he told the club's official website. "We have had meetings with Chelsea and the player's family that are going on the right track. The fans should be aware that we are not standing still, but doing things. The feelings we have drawn from these meetings are quite positive."
The club have since failed to give further updates of the situation while the player has been quite cryptic in his Instagram farewell to Real Betis, after the La Liga tournament concluded last weekend.
"When you come from far and are as blessed as this, you take everyday as it comes. In this life you never know what might happen, so don't wish or expect anything, just give it all you've got, the rest is in Gods hands now, see you soon..." Musonda wrote, then confirming that he is back in England.
"✈️✈️✈️ Go home... Oooooh Britannia "