Manchester United’s Tahith Chong completed his loan move to Werder Bremen on Sunday afternoon, as the club seem to be looking to use the same pathway for many of their youth players that are in need of more high profile playing time.
Much has been made about Manchester United’s summer transfers this term, especially with the odds on online betting sites from the likes of a possible Jadon Sancho from Dortmund, down to Chong leaving for Bremen.
Despite being one of the better performer’s for the club’s academy since joining back in 2016, Chong has struggled to break into the first-team. The 20-year-old is a very attacking, energetic, tenacious winger, but has often looked out of his depth when he has come on, or been selected by for the first-team.
A loan move to the Bundesliga will certainly be beneficial for his development though, with many Premier League youngsters opting for this route to gain some valuable experience at the top level.
Chong has spoken about doing exactly that, to the Werder Bremen official site. The German club provided themselves as the breakthrough gateway for both Kevin De Bruyne and Serge Gnabry, two players who at the time of joining, were struggling to get any minutes for their clubs.
United’s loanee has reflected on the potential opportunities he will be granted and how this will help advance his career.
Tahith Chong said:
“The club’s history and reputation for helping players like Gnabry and De Bruyne advance their careers is always good to hear, so I’m sure this the right place to continue my development.”
Davy Klassen, a fellow Dutchman will help the youngster settle in at Werder Bremen. Chong revealed that the midfielder has already reached out:
“Once it came out that Werder were interested in me, he [Klassen] sent me a text to say that I should get in touch if I had any questions about the club or making the move to Germany and he’d be happy to help, which was really good of him.
“I already knew about the club and how big Werder are in Germany when I first spoke to the coach. The decision was a very easy one. The approach of the club is also excellent so I knew straightaway that this will be the right team for me.
“Having watched games from last season, it’s clear that there are a lot of young players coming through in the Bundesliga and that’s really exciting to see.”
Tahith Chong is looking more than excited to get started, and we will keep an eye his progression over in Germany though-out his time there.