Manchester United youngster Chong joins Club Brugge after Werder Bremen’s loan was canceled


Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong has moved to Club Brugge after his loan from Werder Bremen was canceled.

Chong moved to Werder for one season in the summer transfer window, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unable to offer him regular game minutes in the first team at Old Trafford.

The 21-year-old played in 13 Bundesliga games for the German club in the first half of the 2020/21 season, but never quite managed to get a place in Florian Kohfeldt’s starting line-up.

He started in only four games for the club across all competitions and was unused in the 1-1 draw against Schalke on Saturday.

United and Werder have mutually agreed to cut Chong’s contract time at the Weser Stadium and he will now continue his development in Belgium with Club Bruges.

The talented young winger played for the Red Devils last season against Bruges in the Europa League but is now tasked with helping them advance in the same competition over the next six months.

The Belgian Pro League leaders announced the arrival of Chong along with the signing of Nabil Dirar from Fenerbahce on Saturday, while the former said goodbye to Werder on social media.

“It was a pleasure for me to represent this club (Bremen) in the last few months,” he wrote on Twitter. “Although it didn’t take long, I learned a lot and leave the club with great memories and friendships. Good luck for the rest of the season.”

Bruges will face Standard Liège in their next league game on Sunday but Chong will likely have to wait to make his debut until they face Olsa Brakel in the Belgian Cup three days later.

United officials will hope that their academy graduate at Jan Breydel Stadium can have a bigger impact than in Germany as his current contract at Old Trafford does not expire before 2022.

Chong has only played 16 games for the Red Devils since his promotion to the senior team in 2018 and has not yet opened his goal account for the club.


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