17 years old Tahith Chong has joined Manchester United this summer from Feyenoord’s academy and will be playing as a left or right attacking midfield position.
During an interview the player stated that the money is not the reason he decided to join United and he is looking forward to the adventure that are yet to come at United’s Academy.
The player joined Feyenoord when he was just 10 years of age and has worked his way up in the club leading to interest from many top clubs like that of Manchester United due to his performance.
“I start in Manchester in the A1 [academy] and may sometimes take part in Manchester United Under-21s,” he said.
“I’ve been there a few times and I am definitely impressed by the club. United have good accommodation for youth players and it is up to me to make that step. My parents will go to England and it’s good to have their support there.
“We were talking about a contract. I would have liked to stay longer at Feyenoord because it’s my club.
“The discussions were very vague and I had expected more of it. Only after that conversation, I went to talk to Manchester United and I chose this.
“Many people call it I do it for the money, but I’m not a money grab. I choose the sporting adventure and for me it is now time to look forward.”
The 17 year old player is set to start at the Academy and will be featuring in the United’s Under-21 matches. The youngster decided to join the United after he visited the academy and the club.
The Red Devil currently have three Dutch players in the squad Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who were a success under LVG and now the youngster will be trying to establish himself under Jose Mourinho.