Tahith Chong is ready to leave Manchester United at the end of the season after his agent has indicated that his relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has broken.
Chong, 20, is out of contract at the end of the season and has been connected with Juventus and Inter Milan. The Times reports that the young Dutch international could be in line for a five-year deal on both Italian sides worth around £ 50,000 a week.
United has tried to extend Chong’s current contract to Old Trafford, but to no avail. Now, comments from his agent, Erkan Alkan, suggest that Solskjaer’s management of Chong is at the root of his decision to seek football for the first team elsewhere.
Speaking to Voetbal International , Alkan said, “Him [Solskjaer] has different views on Tahith than leadership.
“A coach thinks of himself, I think of my player. He has reached a point where he feels he is not going any further. So it’s time to look further. “
Solskjaer spoke about Chong’s contractual situation, saying that a “very good” offer is on the table and it is up to the player to sign.
“There are players that we want to get signed on [up to new contracts] and Tahith is a player that we think will develop, “said Solskjaer.
“We offered him an excellent contract and the ball is on the pitch.”
Chong has played more for United’s U23 this season than for the first team, but has seen young academy team-mates Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams become prominent members of Solskjaer’s first team.
He has played just 24 minutes of action in the Premier League this season, and has not appeared since he began the draw for the Wolves’ third round of the FA Cup.