The father of Chelsea starlet Charly Musonda believes his son is stagnating at Stamford Bridge and must leave now find a club who are willing to throw him into the first team.
Chelsea dominated youth competitions last season, with Musonda playing an influential role in the club's Uefa Youth League and FA Youth Cup successes. While he has trained with the first team, the midfielder is still to make a senior appearance for the club.
The 19-year-old indicated in the summer he was keen to leave the Blues on loan in search of first-team football, naming Marseille and Monaco as possible destinations. He remained in West London, however, and according to a report by Foot Mercato the youngster has now grown frustrated with his situation. A source told the French outlet the player feels "he is wasting his time" at the Premier League champions.
The report adds Manchester United currently hold the most interest in signing Musonda should he force a move away from Stamford Bridge, something his father believes he needs to do sooner rather than later.
"He should definitely leave," Charly Musonda Snr was quoted as saying by Belgian website Voetbal Krant. "Monaco was interested a while ago, and that was not the only team."
While he has turned to academy graduate Ruben Loftus-Cheek this season, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been widely criticised for his lack of faith in the club's home grown talent. Musonda Snr feels the only way his son can progress is if he finds a new team.
"He should be able to play in the first team, to develop further in that way." Musonda Snr added.
Musonda, who arrived in London in 2012 with brothers Lamisha and Tika, signed a new four-year contract with the Blues in May.