New Man United signing explains reason for Old Trafford transfer

Tahith Chong has lifted the lid on his transfer to Manchester United from Feyenoord this summer

Tahith Chong has insisted that money was not the driving factor behind his decision to join Manchester United this summer.

Although there is yet to be an official announcement at Old Trafford, the 16-year-old is expected to leave Feyenoord and join the Red Devils’ academy.

Indeed, Chong recently held a party to celebrate his transfer to the Premier League from the Dutch outfit.

Chong is widely regarded to be one of the Netherland’s most exciting young prospects and he is clearly eager to get started with life in England.

The teenager insists that money was not a motivating factor behind his move and says that he is looking forward to starting his new career at the Manchester United academy.

Chong is quoted as saying by the Daily Express: “I start in Manchester in the A1 [academy] and may sometimes take part in Manchester United Under-21s.

“I’ve been there a few times and I am definitely impressed by the club. United have good accommodation for youth players and it is up to me to make that step.

“My parents will go to England and it’s good to have their support there.”

He added: “Many people call it I do it for the money, but I’m not a money grabber. I choose the sporting adventure and for me it is now time to look forward.”

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United are currently in the process of revamping their squad following the arrival of Jose Mourinho as the club’s new manager last month.

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