English midfielder Mason Mount is no longer in Chelsea’s plans for the upcoming European football season, and his destination could be Manchester United. Mount is not part of coach Mauricio Pochettino’s plans for the next season, and his departure at this time is not ruled out. The 24-year-old player has only one more year left on his contract with Chelsea.
To avoid losing Mount on a free transfer, Chelsea is considering the possibility of negotiating the player with Manchester United. Even though it would strengthen a Premier League rival, Chelsea needs to balance its squad, and getting rid of players who won’t be utilized is crucial.
In the current season, when Chelsea had three different managers, Mount had significantly less playing time compared to previous seasons. He only played in 35 matches, scoring three goals and providing three assists. In the previous year, for example, Mount scored 13 goals and provided 16 assists in 53 games.
Mason Mount is in advanced negotiations with United
Approaching a permanent departure, the player may opt for Manchester United, which will also compete in the Champions League next year. The expectation is that the player can fight for a place in Erik ten Hag’s starting lineup, especially considering the high number of matches the club will have in the upcoming season.
With his contract expiring in June next year, Mount sees no other alternative but to leave Stamford Bridge. The midfielder is unlikely to hinder negotiations but will prioritize moving to a continental competition.
In English football, Mount has played for Chelsea, where he was developed, as well as Derby County, where he was loaned out during the 2018/19 season. The English player also had a spell at Vitesse in the Netherlands. Mason Mount represented the English national team in the 2021 European Championship and the previous year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.