BELGIAN champions RSC Anderlecht president, Roger Vanden Stock has said he is "very disappointed" with the pending transfer of former Zambia midfielder Charles Musonda's son Charly to UEFA Champions League winners, Chelsea.
A deal has been reached in principle for 15-year-old midfielder Charly and his two older brothers, Lamisha and Tika to join Chelsea from Anderlecht, who resumed 2012/13 pre-season training on Monday under new coach John van Brom.
Stock told Belgian publication Het Nieuwsblad that he was disappointed but there was nothing he could do to thwart big teams from wooing away budding talent, especially not contracted minors like Charly, from his side.
"We had agreed with the father of Charly Jr that he spends a few years with us but apparently it is like Anderlecht is not convincing enough. Chelsea gets any exceptional talent in Europe early," Stock said.
He echoed what the Musonda's agent Christophe Henrotay said last week that Anderlecht would enter an agreement with Chelsea for Charly to join the Brussels-based side on loan at a later stage.
"We do hope to try the case as closely as possible to finish with Chelsea and a serious compensation. Maybe we can have Charly Jr on loan later," he said.
Jean Kindermans, who oversees the Anderlecht academy that natured Charly, expressed his disappointment just when the news of the transfer broke on June 8.
"I'm very disappointed that Charly jr and his brothers are leaving us after all we have done for him and his family. This tendency to lose players is increasing in recent years," said Kindermans.
Anderlecht general manager Herman Van Holsbeeck said in confirming the transfer that: "We regret the departure of the three Musonda brothers, but welcome the financial effort Chelsea made for them."