Manchester United have not ruled out terminating Tahith Chong’s loan deal at Werder Bremen this month.
That’s according to Fussball Transfers, who provide an update on the youngster’s future after reports last month.
Chong joined the Bundesliga side on loan in the summer, leaving Old Trafford temporarily to secure regular first-time football and continue his development.
The loan move has been unsuccessful in that regard, though, with the Dutchman managing just 14 appearances and 439 minutes of football so far.
He’s been in the starting 11 just three times this season, a further indication that the loan spell is not working out.
A report last month claimed that Manchester United are considering ending the loan spell early as they are ‘dissatisfied’ with his development away from the club.
FT continue that today in a piece covering players who are set to leave Bremen come the end of the season.
Chong is one of them, and the website explains that the loan from Manchester United has so far ‘fallen short of expectations’.
He ‘very rarely’ makes it into the starting XI and does not get the ‘match practice’ that United had been hoping for when they sanctioned the loan deal.
Therefore, they ‘do not rule out’ terminating his loan and bringing him back to Manchester, although they have not specified these ‘considerations’ to the German club as yet.
There is clearly a growing sense that Manchester United are thinking about ending the loan, though, and perhaps if they can arrange a better deal this month, they will do just that.