Just before the transfer deadline, the Championship announced the agreement, with Chong going back to Birmingham City, where he spent last season’s loan period.
Chong is the second player after James Garner to leave Manchester United on a long-term contract.
The Dutch winger definitely demonstrated enough while on loan at Birmingham City to pique the eye of new manager Erik ten Hag despite not doing nearly enough to win him over during this summer’s tour.
The last time United supporters saw Chong wear the Red shirt was in a lackluster performance against Rayo Vallecano in a friendly, but we nevertheless wish him well with his new team.
Tahith Chong departs for Birmingham City in £1.5m deal
In terms of United, I believe we sold a guy who would have never been able to crack the starting lineup. After leaving Feyenoord, Chong showed great promise in the youth teams, but he never seemed prepared for first-team football in the top division.
According to BBC Sport, United will pay £1.5 million to recruit Chong.
Making sure that Chong plays more football for the first team is also a smart idea.
Additionally unsuccessful were prior loan stints at Werder Bremen and Club Brugge.
Chong expressed his excitement to be returning to the team on the official website of Birmingham City. I have always felt like Birmingham City has been my second home, especially after the last season.
“It’s nice because I just got here and I already know everyone. seeing well-known faces. Everyone at the club—staff, players, and supporters—made me feel like a member of a family.
“I am prepared to leave. I can’t wait to get started. Wonderful to be back.