Charly Musonda has revealed he offered to play for free in a desperate attempt to save his Chelsea career.
Musonda was told by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel that his contract will not be renewed at the end of the current season. The 25-year-old Musonda revealed he would become a free agent when his contract runs out in the summer.
The Belgian revealed he told Chelsea he would play for free in a last-ditch effort to stay with the club.
“My initial talk was… simply saying listen, I appreciate the contract, I see where the club is coming from, my initial thinking would be to stay here and be with the team,” Musonda told The Beautiful Game Podcast regarding Chelsea’s proposal of a wage cut and potential loan.
“I don’t really care as long as I can show what I can do here, because I came to Chelsea to try and play here.
“I spoke to the manager and… said I would play here for free and it’s not the question of the contract, so I was disappointed I didn’t play against Weymouth.”
Musonda signed for the Blues as a 15-year-old in the summer of 2012 and was handed his senior debut by Antonio Conte five years later in Chelsea’s Community Shield defeat to Arsenal.