Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong has admitted negotiations over a new contract are under way under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s management.
The legendary Norwegian has opted for a youthful look to his side and so it’s no surprise to hear him attempting to tie down all his young players early.
Reports earlier emerged of the likes of Mason Greenwood and Angel Gomes also earning new contracts but nothing was publicly confirmed until now.
Chong hasn’t featured for United’s first-team regularly in terms of competitive football as most of his contributions have happened mostly in pre-season.
There’s no doubt Solskjaer will hand him more minutes as the season goes on and hopefully he can grab his opportunity.
According to Sport Witness, Chong said: “Of course we are talking, but it’s still too early to say anything about it.
“The season is still long and we will see what happens. There are a lot of competitions coming up and I will focus on that.”
The other side of the argument to be made is that Chong hasn’t necessarily done anything fantastic to earn himself a new deal.
Of course breaking into the first-team in and of itself is an achievement but whether that’s enough to see him earn an incredible pay rise us the argument.
Perhaps Solskjaer is attempting to tie down all his future stars from now in order to avoid contract problems later.
However, that would mean he’s thoroughly convinced they will become top quality players worthy of the famous Manchester United red.