Tahith Chong “fits the profile” for Werder Bremen, who are hoping to sign the Manchester United winger on loan.
Chong signed a new two-year-deal in March, with the option for a third and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s attitude towards giving academy products the chance to shine was a big reason behind his choice to extend his stay.
However, the 20-year-old’s his first-team chances have been at a premium and he has not been in a Premier League matchday squad since the restart in June. He did appear as a substitute in both games against LASK, but he looks likely to leave on loan this summer.
The Daily Mail claim that Chong and United agree that a loan move would benefit the player. And Bremen are looking for a replacement for Milot Rashica,who has been linked with Wolves and Aston Villa.
Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann, talking to Weser-Kurier, said: “He is very fast, a real flank player and his profile fits. We can add two or three more players.
“Borrowing players from top clubs like this can make sense to us. Because of our situation, he’s a player who could be interesting.”
The Daily Express claimed last month that Chong had been given the green light to leave with Juventus and Inter Milan apparently keen.
Loan move for James?
Now though Werder Bremen look to be in pole position with Chong set to join on a temporary deal.
United have already shipped out Angel Gomes to Lille on a free transfer, while Inter Milan are set to finalise a permanent move for Alexis Sanchez this week.
Dan James could also be a player who is destined for a loan move after seeing his season fade after a blistering start at Old Trafford.
The former Swansea man’s place in the starting XI has been taken by Mason Greenwood.
Jonathan Barnett told Stretty News: “No. He’s a major part of Man United’s team. I see him playing for Man United.”
Solskjaer is aware that he has a number of talented youngsters waiting in the wings and may offer James a move in order for him to get regular game time next term.