Dutch starlet Chong confirms United contract talks

Manchester United
tahith-chong-manchester-united-premier-league

Tahith Chong has revealed discussions have started about signing a new deal at Manchester United.

Netherlands Under-21 international Chong is highly regarded at Old Trafford and is seen as a player for the future by United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has been putting his faith in youth since taking charge.

The Norwegian boss spent £50million to sign 21-year-old right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace this summer while Welsh winger Daniel James, 21, was also brought in for around £15million from Swansea City.

Although catching the eye of senior management, 19-year-old Chong has only made two Premier League appearances, both of those coming last season, and there were claims he was considering leaving in the previous transfer window.

PSV and Feyenoord were said to be interested in signing the Dutchman and although reports claimed the Red Devils could entertain a loan deal, the winger ended up staying at the Theatre of Dreams.

Chong has now confirmed contract discussions have begun, telling Voetbal Primeur: “Of course we are talking, but it’s still too early to say anything about it. The season is still long and we will see what happens.”

Chong’s chances of regular first-team football this season remain fairly slim, especially after the signing of James, while Solskjaer also has options like Ashley Young, Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard when looking for wide men to make up his XI.

Chong was, though, an unused sub in the 1-1 draw at St Mary’s against Southampton before the international break and United’s current injury troubles means he may yet get a look-in over the coming weeks as he sits on the periphery of the squad.

Boss Solskjaer currently has Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial and Diogo Dalot unavailable to him so he’s having to dig deep into his squad to make up his matchday 18.

Latest

  • tottenham-harry-kane
    Tottenham Hotspur

    Olympiakos 2-2 Tottenham

    Tottenham threw away a two-goal lead on in their Champions League as Olympiakos battled back to earn a draw in Greece.

    Tom Hill
  • Manchester City

    Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester City

    City dominated the opening exchanges without creating too many goalscoring opportunities, but that all changed on 24 minutes when Ilkay Gundogan’s left-foot strike cannoned… var VUUKLE_CONFIG = { apiKey: "bc9fd4eb-d7be-4d00-87ef-b570563b015f", articleId: "364959", tags: "Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan", author: "Tom McGarry", // Lang wordpressSync: true, eventHandler: function (e) { console.log(e); if (e.eventType == 'wpSync') { jQuery.ajax({ type: 'POST', data: { "action": "save_comment_to_db", "comment_ID":e.comment_ID, "comment_post_ID": e.comment_post_ID, "comment_author": e.comment_author, "comment_author_email": e.email, "comment_author_url": e.comment_author_url, "comment_content": e.comment_content, "comment_type": e.comment_type, "comment_parent_ID": e.comment_parent, "user_id": e.user_id, "comment_author_IP": e.comment_author_IP, "comment_agent": e.comment_agent, "comment_approved": e.comment_approved, "comment_date": e.comment_date, "comment_date_gmt": e.comment_date_gmt, "comment_karma": e.comment_karma, "_wpnonce": "8bee99c1e5" // WPCS: XSS ok }, url: "/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php", beforeSend: function () { }, success: function (data) { } }); } }, // Articles - recommendations in emotes and comments widget recommendationsWideImages: false, recommendationsProtocol: "", globalRecommendations: false, // Colors darkMode: false, // By Widget theme: {color: "108ee9"}, comments: { auth: { vuukle: false, password: false, facebook: true, twitter: true, google: true, disqus: true, }, hideRecommendedArticles: false, hideCommentInputBox: false, enabled: true, commentingClosed: false, maxChars: '3000', countToLoad: '5', toxicityLimit: '80', spamLimit: '90', sorting: 'latest', transliteration:{ language: 'en', enabledByDefault: false, }, }, emotes: { enabled: true, hideRecommendedArticles: false, size: '50', // icons size firstImg: '', firstName: 'HAPPY', secondImg: '', secondName: 'INDIFFERENT', thirdImg: '', thirdName: 'AMUSED', fourthImg: '', fourthName: 'EXCITED', fifthImg: '', fifthName:'ANGRY', sixthImg: '', sixthName: 'SAD', disable: [], }, powerbar: { enabled: true, defaultEmote: 1, }, }; (function () { var d = document, s = d.createElement('script'); s.async = true; s.src = 'https://cdn.vuukle.com/platform.js'; (d.head || d.body).appendChild(s); })();

    Tom McGarry
  • Nuno Espirito Santo is adamant that Wolves will require more quality additions to the squad in order to repeat last season's success.
    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Nuno expecting tough Braga test

    Nuno Espirito Santo believes Wolves will be in a for a tough evening when they take on Braga in the Europa League on Thursday.

    Tom McGarry
  • Domenico Berardi has confirmed that he will look to leave Sassuolo in the summer 'if the right proposal arrives'.
    Serie A

    Sassuolo reveal Berardi demand and push for De Zerbi deal

    Managing director Giovanni Carnevali says Sassuolo refused many offers for red-hot Dominico Berardi this year and coach Roberto De Zerbi wants to renew.

    Simon Barlow
  • Feyenoord teenager Orkun Kokcu is being watched by Paris Saint-Germain, who could rival Arsenal in the race to sign the midfielder.
    Feyenoord

    Feynoord ace eyes Gers scalp

    Feyenoord youngster Orkun Kokcu has warned Steven Gerrard's Rangers side they will be going all out for a result in Thursday's Europa League clash.

    Nick Harris
  • News

    Old Firm rivals seek to turn back the clock in Europe

    Celtic and Rangers kick off their Europa League campaigns on Thursday and will need strong showings if they are to bring the Champions League back to Glasgow.

    Chris Rivers
  • Victor Lindelof says he is 'very happy' at Manchester United despite his agent linking him with a move to Barcelona.
    Manchester United

    Lindelof capable of proving doubters wrong

    Victor Lindelof signed a new deal with Manchester United that runs until the summer of 2024 on Wednesday and it appears he may be proving his doubters wrong.

    Tom McGarry
  • Everton have sold Ademola Lookman to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig for an initial fee of £16m, which could rise to £22m.
    Everton

    Youngsters need to move on to get games

    Everton have been criticised for the way they handled youngster Ademola Lookman prior to his departure from the club so should he have had more chances?

    Nick Harris
  • News

    Lindelof extends United deal until 2024

    Victor Lindelof says he is desperate to repay the faith Manchester United have shown in him after signing a new contract to stay at the club until 2024.

    Chris Rivers
  • Rennes coach Julien Stephan says it is an 'historic moment' for his side to be playing Arsenal in the last 16 of the Europa League.
    Rennes

    Rennes ready for tough clash

    Rennes boss Julien Stephan is preparing his team for the battle with Celtic on Thursday but knows it will be a tough clash.

    Nick Harris