Tahith Chong has penned a new deal with Premier League side Manchester United. Chong was set to be a free agent at the end of this season, and many clubs, especially from the Serie A, were showing interest, but Chong has chosen to stay. He arrived at United from Feyenoord at 16-years-old and has made 14 appearances this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, becoming a bigger member in the squad.
Tahith Chong Signs New Manchester United Contract
The new deal will keep him in Manchester until June 2022, with an option to extend for one year. Chong is only 20-years-old, so these next couple of years at United should seem him grow and develop into an experienced and high-level player. Solskjaer is a manager who believes in using the youth, so Chong will have more chances than ever to prove himself.
What Was Said
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the club website:
Tahith works extremely hard every day and he is constantly improving. His performances this season, whether for the first team or Under-23s, are testament to his hard work, dedication and to his character. We are pleased with the progress he has made since he stepped up from the Academy and are looking forward to continuing to develop his talent.
Tahith has great potential; given his age, ability and work-ethic, we can see that he has a bright future at Manchester United.
When I joined Manchester United as a youngster, it was a dream come true. It is an honour every time I pull on the shirt and represent this club. I am working hard every day to improve and I know this is the perfect environment to develop my game.
The opportunity to learn from the manager, his coaching staff and the world-class players here is fantastic. I am delighted to sign this new contract and really grateful for the chance to prove myself here for many years to come.