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Premier League comeback awaits ex-Man Utd prodigy


Tahith Chong, the former Manchester United youngster, is set to make a return to the Premier League with newly promoted Luton Town. Chong, who joined United from Feyenoord at the age of 16, was highly regarded and even won the club’s Young Player of the Year award in 2018. However, he struggled to secure regular first-team opportunities at Old Trafford, making just 16 appearances and failing to score in three years.

In an attempt to gain more playing time, Chong had loan spells at Werder Bremen and Club Brugge, but he failed to make a significant impact. As a result, United decided to sell him to Birmingham City for £1.5 million last summer. Chong spent the previous season on loan at Birmingham, where he scored four goals and provided five assists in 38 Championship games.

Now, less than a year later, Chong is on the verge of returning to the Premier League with Luton Town. Sky Sports reports that the 23-year-old is undergoing a medical with the club ahead of a £4 million move. This transfer will also benefit Manchester United, as they have a sell-on clause in Chong’s contract, entitling them to receive £1 million from the transfer fee.

Chong’s versatility is one of his key assets. Although primarily a right-winger, he is capable of playing across the front-line and in midfield. This flexibility will be valuable for Luton Town as they prepare for their first-ever campaign in the Premier League. Once the deal is completed, Chong will become the Hatters’ record signing, with his transfer fee more than double the amount they paid for striker Carlton Morris last summer.

In other news, Manchester United’s pursuit of Rasmus Hojlund has taken a new turn, with Paris Saint-Germain entering the race for the striker. Atalanta values Hojlund at £86 million, and United will need to raise funds if they want to secure the 20-year-old’s signature. The club has already spent a significant portion of their budget on signings like Mason Mount and Andre Onana.

As Chong prepares for his move to Luton Town, it will be interesting to see how he adapts to the Premier League and if he can fulfill the potential that was once expected of him at Manchester United. His performances at Birmingham City last season showed promise, and with regular playing time, he may be able to further develop his skills and make a significant impact in the top flight.

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