Luton sign Chong from Birmingham

Luton sign Chong from Birmingham
Luton sign Chong from Birmingham

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Luton Town have signed midfielder Tahith Chong from Birmingham City.

The 23-year-old becomes Luton’s third summer signing, after Chiedozie Ogbene and Mads Andersen.

“In the few hours that I’ve been here I already get the feeling that it really is a family club,” Chong told the club’s official website.

“I’m a football fan I’ve watched some games so I’ve seen how they’ve played and it shows togetherness and unity – and you can only have that if you’re a family club.”

Manager Rob Edwards added: “Tahith is someone that I, and the football club, have known for a very long time. I first crossed paths with him when I was at Wolves a few years ago and he was in Man Utd Under-23s.

“I’ve liked him from then, and he was a bit more of a winger at the time. Looking at him in a lot more detail at Birmingham this year, he’s been able to play inside as a midfield player as well.

“He gives us some real quality as well and with the ball, an end product. He’s at a good age and he’s going to keep improving. I think he’s coming into a good environment that’s going to help him do that, give him a platform that will help him take risks and be brave.”

Chong’s background 

Chong was born in Curacao but moved to the Netherlands. In 2016 he joined Man Utd, progressing through the Academy to make his Premier League debut in a 3-2 win over Southampton in 2019.

He also played in the UEFA Champions League for Man Utd before loan spells at Werder Bremen and Club Brugge, with whom he won the Belgian league title. 

He then joined Birmingham, on a loan deal that became permanent, making 58 appearances in the Championship across two seasons. In 2022/23 he scored four goals and registered five assists. 

Luton get their pre-season under way against Ipswich Town on 25 July. 

They begin their maiden Premier League campaign at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday 12 August.

Luton sign Chong from Birmingham

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