Mason Mount a young prodigy playing for his boyhood club in West London scores the winning goal for Chelsea to secure 2021 UEFA Champions League qualification.
Mount has been at Chelsea since he was 6 years old and has amassed 195 appearances and scored 33 goals for the club.
What led Mason Mount to make this decision
Head coach Mauricio Pochettino has indicated that he wants to keep Mount but is yet to exert any influence over his future amid a contract stand-off with Chelsea.
Mount has been left in limbo, having not had any direct contact with Pochettino despite some ongoing dialogue with the club over the past few weeks.
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly last met the 24-year-old in April but there has yet to be a follow-up contract offer, raising the prospect that he will leave at the end of the season.
Mason Mount left Chelsea with one year left on his contract and joined Manchester United. Their interest is driven by admiration from manager Erik ten Hag, who tried to sign Mount on loan for Ajax after his spell with Vitesse in 2018.
Behind the scene story
John Terry on Mount: “Mase is proper Chels through and through. There are always two sides to a story, I know the other side to it”.
“Mase is proper Chels through and though. There’s always two sides to a story and i know the other side to it. I’m not going to air that tonight but there’s another side to the story. Let’s not be too harsh on Mason when he comes back.”~ John Terry
What Mason Mount himself says on his move from Chelsea to Manchester United
“Several months ago, it became clear that I wasn’t in Chelsea’s plans moving forward. Once I knew that United were involved, my decision was made up. A massive club, huge iconic players have played here, and I wanted to be a part of that from the beginning.”~ Mason Mount