Manchester United are concerned that Tahith Chong is not getting enough gametime at Werder Bremen and could end his loan spell, according to reports.
Chong left United on loan for Werder Bremen in the summer transfer window. After showing promise since joining the academy ranks in 2016, it was time for the 21-year-old to continue his development elsewhere.
The Bundesliga was seen as the idea destination for the Dutchman. However, things have not quite gone to plan.
After a promising start to his loan spell, Chong had to isolate after a teammate tested positive for Covid-19. It was one of several factors that has stunted his progress.
In total, Chong has started just three games in the Bundesliga so far. He has made a further seven appearances off the bench, but is yet to contribute to a goal or assist.
He did score as a substitute in a DFB Pokal match, but that was on his debut back in September. The Dutchman has struggled to impose himself since.
Werder Bremen have previously denied the idea that the clubs are concerned about Chong’s lack of action. However, a new report suggests otherwise.
According to Fussball Transfers, Werder Bremen could send Chong back to Manchester United in January.
The German club are open to keeping Chong, but Man Utd are eager to ensure their player does not stagnate. Therefore, they could call him back to Old Trafford and find a new temporary home for him.
Decisive months for Chong
Chong remains under contract with United until 2022, so the next few months will be crucial for his future. If he is to ensure a longer-term stay in Manchester, he will need to show what he can do on a bigger stage soon.
It is not yet clear if any other clubs have made their own interest in Chong known.
However, United want to see him playing more regularly, so could listen to any new suitors.