Manchester United’s long-time target Mason Mount has finally joined the Red Devils. The Chelsea midfielder has joined the Old Trafford-based club for a fee worth £55 million ($69 million). The deal valid until the summer of 2028 will see an additional £5m dependent on appearances and success of the midfielder.
Mason Mount, a Chelsea academy product scoring 27 goals and providing 22 assists in 129 Premier League appearances. The 24-year-old – a Champions League winner with the Blues in 2021 – has won 36 England caps and started the Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.
However, Mount witnessed a dip in form last season that resulted in him not getting enough game time. The ex-Chelsea playmaker scored just three goals in the Premier League last season as he struggled with injury.
Manchester United, who were third on the Premier League table last season will be looking to compete for the trophy. After securing Mount’s services, the Red Devils are reported to secure the services of Inter Milan’s Andre Onana or Ajax’s Edson Álvarez.
Erik Ten Hag’s team is also reported to bring in many other players namely Tottenham Hotspurs‘ Harry Kane, Benfica’s Goncalo Ramos and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.
While their rivals Chelsea, who are looking to trim their squad have sold many high-profile players including Edouard Mendy and defender Kalidou Koulibaly to the Saudi Pro League while midfielder Mateo Kovacic has left to join Premier League champions Manchester City.