Mason Mount chose to leave Chelsea to ‘play’.
Chelsea are preparing for a rather ‘sad’ farewell this summer. The Blues are preparing for a rather ‘sad’ parting in the summer. He has been in contract talks since last winter, but no progress has been made and recently came close to an agreement with Manchester United.
A personal agreement has also been reached. “United have finalised personal terms with Mount,” the Telegraph reported. No fee has yet been agreed, but we understand manager Eric ten Hagh is confident he can convince Mount and is working to get a deal done.”스포츠토토
The estimated transfer fee is in the region of 800-900 million won. “United have revealed plans to pay £55m ($89.6bn) for Mount,” said Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, a British newspaper.
Mount was Chelsea’s ‘boy wonder’. He made his first-team debut for Frank Lampard’s side in the 2019-20 season and went on to make more than 50 appearances that season. He became a fan favourite for his good looks and cool play, and was dubbed the ‘next Lampard’ by fans. He continued to lead the team in the 2020-21 season, helping them lift the Big Ears.
This season, however, he struggled a bit. His presence dwindled and, naturally, so did his performances. In 35 games, including cup competitions, he only managed three goals and six assists. Compared to last season’s 11 goals and 10 assists in the league alone, the drop in form was quite noticeable. As a result, Mount lost his place at Chelsea and decided to move on.
However, some fans assumed that he left Chelsea for ‘money’. It was a fair enough suspicion. In the past, owner Todd Boeli felt that the salaries of Leicester James and Mount were ridiculously low and had promised them huge increases. It’s unclear exactly how much Chelsea offered Mount, but it could have been a massive pay rise, as Bohelemy said.
However, Mount has denied the allegations. According to CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs, Mount’s representatives made it clear that his decision was not financially motivated. They said that Mount decided to “move on” because he wanted a clear role and stability.