English Premiership

Chong claims United move imminent

2016-04-29 17:00
Tahith Chong (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Tahith Chong has revealed he turned down an offer to stay at Feyenoord for the chance to continue his development with Manchester United.

The 16-year-old striker first came to United's attention in 2015 during the Premier Cup, which was held at the Premier League club's Aon Training Complex in Carrington.

Chong appeared willing to remain at De Kuip in January, but said the Eredivisie outfit acted too late in a bid to secure his long-term future, with the Red Devils having tempted him to join their famous academy.

The teenager had also attracted interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City with his performances for Feyenoord's Under-17's.

"It was my intention to stay at Feyenoord, but no plan was made for me,"  the Netherlands youth international told Elf Voetbal.

"When I said I wanted to leave, they came up with a plan. That was too late.

"United gave me a better feeling. You can feel it immediately when you walk in a club."

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