Tahith Chong's Loan to Werder Bremen From Man Utd Being Held Up Over Finances

Tahith Chong
Chong's loan move to Werder Bremen has stalled for the time being | Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images

Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong has flown out to complete his medical ahead of a loan move to Werder Bremen, but the deal is being held up after 'new problems' arose regarding the finances of the deal.

Chong penned a new two-year contract extension back in March with the option of a third year to end talk of a move away on a free transfer, with his previous deal due to expire this summer.

The 20-year-old is very highly rated at United, but he has struggled for consistent game time in the first team this season. Indeed, Chong managed just 34 minutes of Premier League football in 2019/20, although he has featured more regularly in the Europa League.

As a result, the winger has been linked with a loan move to Germany with Werder Bremen, with Chong's agent confirming that his client would like to make the switch. Following this, Bremen's sporting director was forced to concede that the German club are indeed in 'good talks' with the Red Devils regarding a loan move.

The two clubs were yet to agree the length of the loan, however, while they have also struggled to see eye to eye on the finances of the deal as well. Nonetheless, an agreement was said to be very close. Bild now report, however, that the deal is being held up as the finances are continuing to prove to be an issue.

This is despite the fact that Chong left United's Europa League squad to fly to Bremen to undergo a medical ahead of his loan move. It is noted that the two clubs agreed to share Chong's wages for the duration of the ten-month loan, but the Premier League outfit have now seemingly changed their mind and are playing hard ball. Chong earns roughly €2.8m a year. There is also no mention of a loan fee either, hence why United may be pushing for Bremen to pay his wages in full.

Due to the current hold up, Bild report that the Dutchman likely won't pen his loan deal with Bremen until Monday at the earliest - that is, if the two clubs are able to find an agreement. After all, Bild do describe the situation as 'uncertain'. But there is still a 'hope' that Chong will be able to link up with his new teammates and join their pre-season training camp in the coming days.