Amid all the madness of Manchester United’s awful loss at home to Burnley, it seems a transfer rumour (though a disappointing one) slipped through the net…
The story was published a couple of days ago and it comes from the Daily Mail who have some bad news for us regarding Tahith Chong.
According to their report, the talented 20-year-old is ‘poised to depart’ United before next season. Furthermore, the winger has no intention of signing a new deal at Old Trafford.
Currently, the fluffy-haired Dutchman has six months left on his deal and he’s looking to land a long-term contract worth in the region of £50,000-a-week amid interest from both Inter Milan and Juventus.
Sports Mail state that Chong has turned down similar offers from the Old Trafford club, but my question is why are United putting such big-money offers on the table for a player who hasn’t really impressed in the first-team?
Sure, he had an excellent pre-season tour, and Chong hasn’t played all-that-often, making four starts across all competitions, but I worry about him. He obviously has bags of ability, but he looks a little lightweight and that often shows up – particularly in a physical one-on-one battle with defenders.
For me, I hold the old-fashioned opinion that United shouldn’t bow down to anyone. I thought the same when Paul Pogba walked away for free and to this day I believe the club made the right decision at that time. Even if lightning strikes twice, this club needs to get away from the precedent they’ve set when it comes to handing huge contracts to fringe players.