Dutch striker Tahith Chong has admitted to have held talks with Manchester United players ahead of his move to Old Trafford.
The teenager came up through the ranks of Feyenoord's academy and has been a part of their youth setup from the age of 10. He was wanted by several Premier League sides as a Daily Mail report says that London side Arsenal and Chelsea were keen on the 16-year-old, along with United.
However, Chong snubbed a chance to join either the Gunners or the west London club in order to sign for the 20-time English champions this summer. He confirmed via social media that he has settled on a move to join the English giants.
Now, Chong confirmed that he has already visited United's training base in Carrington. In addition to this, he went on to reveal that he has spoken to three players at Old Trafford on Instagram.
"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," Chong explained, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"Through Instagram I have already had contact with three guys from the team but otherwise I do not know yet the team.
Chong explained that his first option was to continue at Feyenoord. He even suggested that he wanted to continue with the Dutch side, but their delay in coming up with a plan saw him hold talks with United.
The 16-year-old also went on to reveal that he is joining the Old Trafford club for their sporting project and not for the financial benefits.
"Unfortunately, I have not come out with Feyenoord when we were talking about a contract. I would have liked to stay longer at Feyenoord," Chong told FR12.nl, as quoted by Elf Voetbal.
"The discussions were very vague and I had expected more of it. Only after that conversation, I went to talk to Manchester United and I chose this. Many people call it I do it for the money, but I'm not a money grab. I choose the sporting adventure and for me it is now time to look forward."