It has been confirmed that Premier League giants Manchester United are quite confident that their young winger Tahith Chong will snub interest from Juventus and sign a new deal with his current club. The player who has failed to make a major impact so far at Old Trafford will be offered a new deal, with the club’s management hoping that he signs a contract extension.
The 19-year-old superstar will be out of contract at the end of the season, with claims suggesting that Juve are ready to swoop on him. They are keen on adding another free-transfer to their lengthy list of signings, as they look to win the Champions League title. The club from Italy has been enjoying domestic success for so long but has struggled to dominate Europe.
According to a recent report, the Red Devils have already offered Chong a major wage boost. He is expected to make somewhere close to the £25,000-a-week mark. However, the Manchester-based side still needs to convince the Dutchman that remaining at the Theatre of Dreams would be the best choice for his career.
Despite the strong interest from the Serie A champions, club officials are said to be quite confident that they will be able to do so. The fact that he has been included in the playing eleven at times this season already, suggests that he is part of their long-term plans for the future.
Chong has made a total of four appearances so far this term for United and is expected to earn plenty of more opportunities in the Europa League and domestic cups. He will be hoping to make a name for himself under Solskjaer so that he is given more game-time in the seasons to come.
The Norwegian manager has had some issues with injuries to his key players, though they have now made a strong comeback. Paul Pogba is still not fully fit and the team is surely missing him. However, players like Chong have played their part right through the campaign, as and when the need has arisen.
Due to this, Solskjaer would not want to lose him just yet. There is still a long way to go in the player’s career and if he can be moulded well, things can be really good for him. This is one of the key reasons why the Italian outfit has been chasing him in recent times.
A lot of young talents have been making their name and have been earning first-team calls. Amongst them has been Chong, who is yet to be part of the Premier League squad. However, if he continues to improve and impress for the former English champions, that day is not too far.
Soslkjaer is keen on winning titles in the near future and for that purpose, has been rotating his squad through the competitions as well. Keeping that in mind, young talents like Chong will surely get more game-time and it will now be interesting to see whether he remains in England or leaves.