Manchester United were eyeing up a move for the highly talented Dutch midfielder Tahith Chong.
Last month the Dutch media confirmed that the Red Devils have won the race for the Feyenoord player. Manchester United beat the likes of Arsenal to the signing of Chong.
Back then, Dutch newspaper AD confirmed that the player will end up at Manchester United.
Earlier in 2015, Chong himself confirmed Manchester United’s interest in him and claimed that he would rather stay at Feyenoord and that he was having talks with the club about his long-term future.
However, despite all the reports, there were no confirmations of a move by the player of the clubs.
Now it appears that the player has indeed completed a move to Manchester United. The Premier League giants have convinced the young midfielder to sign for them. Chong impressed the Manchester United scouts while he was at Carrington during the U17 Premier Cup last summer.
The 16-year-old midfielder can operate as a number ten or as a winger. Chong is regarded as one of the best talents in Netherlands right now and will walk straight into the Manchester United youth team.
Chong confirmed the transfer himself claiming that he feels good at Manchester United and that the English club have a plan for his future.
He said: “It was my intention to stay at Feyenoord, but no plan was made for me”.
“When I said I wanted to leave, they made a plan. That was too late”.
“At Manchester United I had a better feeling”.
“You can feel it immediately when you walk in a club.”