Manchester United midfielder set to leave club and take ‘big pay cut’ for first-team football

The deal has twisted and turned and now it’s twisting again.

Manchester United winger Tahith Chong’s move to Birmingham City is ‘done and completed.’

The 22-year-old, who spent last season on loan with Blues, has been heavily linked with a return to St Andrew’s all summer and now - on the last day of the window - is expected to finally get a deal done.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the transfer is now all but completed with a medical ready and in place for the Dutchman.

“Tahith Chong to Birmingham City is done and completed,” he wrote via his Twitter page.

“Permanent move from Manchester Utd with big pay cut for Tahith. #BCFC #MUFC #DeadlineDay Plan confirmed — medical booked.”

It was reported by a number of sources this morning that a deal was close to falling through with Chong preferring a move to Blues’ West Midlands rivals West Brom.

However, Steve Bruce played down any signs of that being the case and as was initially expected - the United man is set for a reunion at Wast Hills.

The 22-year-old has been given a five-year deal by Birmingham and will take a huge pay cut in order to make a deal possible.

Chong made 20 appearances during his loan spell at St Andrew’s last season, scoring one goal and providing three assists.