Manchester United young midfielder Tahith Chong saw his Werder Bremen loan deal cut short over the weekend with the player moving to Belgium with Club Brugge.
United had hoped that a move to Germany would have helped Chong’s development as he seeks to find more playing time but that wasn’t the case.
According to Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann, the loan deal for the Dutch attacker was cut off six-months ahead of schedule because the player wasn’t happy with the amount of time he was being offered at the club.
“Tahith has enormous talent and potential which he hinted at for us again and again in the games. But we have always emphasized that it takes a certain amount of time for him to constantly tap this potential.
“Since we couldn’t guarantee him more playing time for the rest of the season due to the competitive situation with us, he approached us with the request to end the loan early. We have granted this request so that he can look for an association where he will get more opportunities,” Baumann said.
The 21-year-old joined United in 2016 from Feyenoord’s youth academy and was awarded his senior first-team debut in January 2019 after making 65 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils’ youth sides.
Since his debut against Reading in the FA Cup, Chong went on to feature in 16 matches for United’s first-team, contributing to two goals along the way.