Who will sign Mason Mount this summer?
The Blues quarterback struggled to reach the same heights and the same numbers he managed in the last Premier League a campaign that sees both him and his club falter in the top flight. While Chelsea dropped to 12th in the table ahead of Thursday’s clash at Old Trafford, Mount’s performance also declined, with the managing player only three goals and two assists in 24 games.
It’s far from the last time an England international had the best campaign of his career. With 11 goals and 10 assists in 32 appearances, the midfielder has achieved an outstanding average 0.80 goals or assists for 90 minutes. This helped drag the Blues to third place and put the 24-year-old on the radar as one of the brightest talents in the division.
Even though he struggled to achieve the same feats this season, it didn’t deter other teams. With player contract set to expire next summer, teams are now lining up to add him to their ranks – as long as the Blues are willing to cash in on Mount for a fee rather than risk losing him for free next summer and not agreeing a new deal with his.
One of the interested parties is Man United, with a report from Daily mail announcing that the Red Devils are ready to start talks over a potential transfer of the midfielder. As for the fee, it adds that Erika Ten Hague the side would be willing to offer Chelsea £55m, and while that doesn’t match the club’s requirements – they want around £30m more than that – it is believed United could raise their offer as they are keen to try and bring the England international to Old Trafford.
Will Manchester United sign Mason Mount?
If the Red Devils manage to strike a deal with Mount – who has been hailed as “theunbelievableby Joe Cole last season, can greatly improve their midfield options and increase their creativity in attack.
Even in a team that has failed this campaign, the midfielder remains a player who can use his expert vision to pick out passes. For example, his rate 1.3 key per game ranks him as the best of his teammates with 15 or more appearances.
Meanwhile, his balance sheet three goals he is still the third best player in the field, and while that is not a large number, it shows that he is at least contributing as one of the team’s better players during a tumultuous campaign.
If Mount were to end up at Old Trafford, it could potentially allow him to return to his previous form if he is on a side that is flourishing. Therefore, it is worth spending the money needed to sign a contract with a player.