Mason Mount is getting ready for a farewell at Chelsea’s final game this weekend
Mason Mount, a midfielder for Chelsea, will play his final match this weekend against Newcastle United, according to the Evening Standard.
Despite extensive discussions with owner Todd Boehly, the 24-year-old has been unable to agree to a contract extension with Chelsea. Additionally, once the transfer market opens, there are rumours that he may be considering a move to Manchester United. The appointment of Mauricio Pochettino, though, was intended to have an impact on his choice, but the Argentine coach has not yet met with the player.
Boehly and Mount met in April, but they haven’t yet continued their discussions on his contract. With one year left on his contract, Manchester United is prepared to make a bid for the England international. According to reports, Erik Ten Hag liked Mount and tried to sign him at Ajax in 2019. Liverpool and Arsenal are two other Premier League teams apparently interested in acquiring him, with Chelsea reportedly demanding more than £60 million.
The Blues are currently ranked 12th in the Premier League, and interim manager Frank Lampard will step down at the end of the current campaign. Given that Mount was one of our own and established himself at Stamford Bridge, it will be tough to understand that he has no intention of staying at Chelsea. But if he doesn’t want to stay, that’s understandable, and we can’t even force him if he doesn’t want to.
Frank Lampard joining Manchester City and Eden Hazard leaving for Real Madrid are two of the club’s more tragic departures. For us, it won’t spell the end of the world. Hopefully the supporters welcome him with open arms and recognise that perhaps his vision differs from the ones that our new owners appear to have. We don’t provide UEFA Champions League football to make up for it, and having so many young signings in the attack would only make Mount uneasy.
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