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Manchester United set for small windfall from Tahith Chong’s transfer

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Tahith Chong did not have a successful time at Manchester United.

Manchester United to receive a small windfall from the transfer of Tahith Chong to Luton Town from Birmingham City

Premier League newcomers Luton Town have signed former Manchester United player Tahith Chong from Birmingham City as confirmed by Manchester Evening News.

Chong was part of the United Academy and made a few first-team appearances before being shipped out on loan to different teams.

He never truly was able to showcase his ability to be in United’s senior side on a consistent basis and was sold to Birmingham City on a permanent transfer last summer. During his six years on our books, he managed just two assists in just 16 senior appearances.

United did have a 25% sell-on clause included in the deal and hence there would be a small injection of money coming towards the club due to the Dutch player’s move to Luton.

Manchester United starlet Tahith Chong closes in on return from injury.
Tahith Chong is Luton Town’s first signing since getting the Premier League promotion (GETTY Images)

Luton will play around £4million to acquire Chong from Birmingham and United would be receiving a windfall in the range of one million.

This could help us in boosting our revenue through sales to comply with the Financial Fair Play regulations, which have been hindering our heads since the start of the summer transfer window.

United needs to raise funds through player sales in order to be in a position to acquire top-quality talent in the areas where the team needs reinforcements.

Therefore, first-team players in Harry Maguire, Donny Van de Beek, Fred, Dean Henderson, Anthony Elanga, Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial are all listed on the transfer market.

John Murtough holding talks with Serie A giants for Rasmus Hojlund
Manchester United are hoping to raise transfer funds through player sales (Image Credit- Getty Images)

During the past few years, United have not been known for selling players on a good profit and it would be an uphill task to sell all of the players mentioned.

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Still, the club would ideally try its best to recoup as much money as possible from selling players not deemed good enough to be part of United in the long run. Hopefully, the small fee from the deal surrounding Chong would be one of many before the summer transfer window closes.