I was surprised to read that his contract expires this season. How have we let him get 6 weeks away from being able to talk with a host of clubs in Europe. The club needs to protect ourselves against this happening routinely.
Not the best source to be honest and other reports state that he hasn’t decided to not sign a contract but is waiting on an offer. He has clearly shown this season he isn’t ready to make the step up and he’s not going to suddenly get into the Juve side. I think his best option is to get a loan deal and also work on his physical attributes because right now he’ll get bullied by big strong defenders.
It's a similar story with Gomes as well. The club have been trying to get them both to extend their deals for a while now but it's been tough as the kids now are happy to let contracts run down and I think it's still a rule that players under 18 can only sign contracts up to 3 years.
It's sort of the Pogba/Sancho effect these kids have seen that sticking around isn't always the best option if your not a first team player by 20 will you ever become one? A foreign clubs are heavily scouting the English clubs youth teams now.
Chong for me hasn't really done enough when he has played to say he deserves more minutes my guess is Utd want him to sign a new deal then go out on loan. My guess is Chong/his agent might not be happy with that as my guess is the money isn't fantastic and is heavily incentivised and loan deals are risky some players thrive on loan others take massive steps backwards Tuenzebe vs Fosu-Mensah for example.
I'd say our recent record of finding the right loan for our players move is pretty poor as well not many recently have gone away and come back to go straight into the first team setup.
Just look at Periera a star of youth football bounced around 2 Spanish clubs and now struggling.
Chong is right to see what's out there and it probably makes sense for him to go but Juventus would be the wrong move
I thought Pogba would get chances because back then Juventus were cr*p they aren't the club they are now so there wasn't as much competition and to be fair Pogba didn't walk straight in he got given a chance took it and stayed in. Utd when Pogba left had a much stronger squad than Juventus plus Juventus offered a stupid deal to Pogba's agent where he got 20% of any future transfer fee because he could give you Pogba on a free. The story is he wanted the same deal from Utd which is why he was told to do one as Utd refused to set that precedent if they'd accepted those terms Pogba would of probably stayed as he was happy in Manchester and knew chances were coming.
If you think about Chong currently Juventus can't give starts to players like Dybala & Douglas costa in terms of attacking talent they've got bucket loads so moving to Juventus now makes no sense because the chance of first team football is low. He should be going to a club in an easier league where he'll get plenty of playing time and kick start his career.
If he's decided to go then Utd should just stop playing him in all first team and U23 games just let him train with U23's
There's also the high probability that this is his agent trying to get Utd to offer more money because every player who's in contract negotiations suddenly starts getting linked with other high profile clubs.
If you can't break through as a young player at Utd in a team that is struggling to score goals then you're playing at to high a level you need to drop down.
I hope if he goes he makes a smart choice and not a stupid one chasing money listening to an agent.