Former Man Utd wonderkid in line for Premier League return – and transfer could land Ten Hag millions towards war chest | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED could be set for an unexpected windfall as one of their former youngsters looks set to return to the Premier League.

Tahit Chong, 23, was hotly-tipped to succeed at United having been the first youth player since Giuseppe Rossi to win the reserve team player of the year award and young player of the year in 2019.

But after failing to nail down a first XI place at United, Chong joined Championship club Birmingham for £1.5million last season having spent the previous season on loan at the Blues.

He impressed in his 41 appearances last season, scoring four goals and making five assists as the club finished 17th in the Championship.

And according to the Daily Mail, Luton Town are interested in signing Chong as they look to build a team fit for the Premier League.

Luton have opened talks with Birmingham City ahead of a possible transfer, with manager Rob Edwards a big fan of the player.


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And United could be set for an unexpected boost to their transfer kitty as a result of Chong's move back to the Premier League.

The Red Devils entered a 25% sell-on-fee into their deal with Birmingham last summer, and the windfall will be a welcome boost to their summer transfer budget as they look to target the likes of Rasmus Hojlund.

Chong made 16 first-team appearances for United having made his debut in 2019.

After loans at Werder Bremen and Club Brugge, the Curacao-born winger ultimately joined Birmingham.

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While details of a fee are currently unclear, any boost to United's budget will be welcomed by Ten Hag as the club's takeover continues to drag on.

They are set for one transfer boost in the coming days though, with Mason Mount arriving at United's Carrington training ground today ahead of a medical at the club.

United had a breakthrough in negotiations for the Chelsea midfielder last week as the two clubs agreed a £60m fee.

In other news for United, David De Gea is now officially a free agent after his £375,000-a-week contract expired on Saturday.

The club are reportedly encouraging the stopper not to sign a contract with another club as they look to negotiate a pay-cut for the keeper.

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