Werder Bremen Director Confirms Talks With Manchester United for Tahith Chong


Werder Bremen director Frank Baumann has confirmed the Bundesliga side are in “good talks” with Manchester United for the signing of Tahith Chong, in quotes from Deichstube cited by Goal’s Charlotte Duncker.

Manchester Evening News recently reported that Werder Bremen were leading the race to sign Chong on loan.

Chong signed a 2-year contract extension at Old Trafford in March, with the option of a further year.

Werder Bremen Director Confirms Talks With Manchester United for Tahith Chong

More Game Time Needed

Chong, 20, hasn’t seen much first-team football for Manchester United this season.

The Dutch midfielder has featured in 12 games, making just four starts.

He has provided two assists in the Europa League, only Juan Mata (five) and Fred (four) have more for United. Chong has played less than 300 minutes in the competition.

Good Fit

“He is a player who is interesting for us, no question about it,” Frank Baumann said. “We need a player like him in the position he plays. We are in good talks with Manchester United, but there are several details to be agreed on.”

The Werder Bremen director was also quoted speaking of Chong by Sky Sports earlier this week.

“He plays with great speed and his profile fits. Because of our situation, he is a player who could be interesting.”

Chong Keen on Bundesliga Move

Werder Bremen remain in the Bundesliga having survived a relegation play-off with Heidenheim. The game was a 2-2 draw over two legs, however, Bremen retained their spot in the top flight on away goals.

Chong’s agent Erkan Alkan has confirmed the Dutchman is keen to play in the Bundesliga.

“Tahith would like to join the Bundesliga,” he told Bild. “We’ll talk to Man United about it on Thursday.”

The Bundesliga has proven a useful destination for young talents to progress and develop. Jadon Sancho, who is heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and is now one of the best young talents in world football.

Jude Bellingham, 17, left Birmingham City for Dortmund with similar hopes.

Regular first-team football will help Chong improve and strengthen his chances of breaking through at Old Trafford.


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