After a long-drawn transfer saga, Manchester United have reached a full agreement with Chelsea for Mason Mount. The two clubs have agreed on a £55 million deal with £5 million in add-ons for the midfielder.
Personal terms were agreed weeks ago for a contract until 2028. Medical tests are set to take place after the weekend to complete the transfer, and Mount will then become the first new signing of the summer for United.
Mason Mount to sign for Manchester United after £55 million fee agreed
The Red Devils had two bids rejected by Chelsea before the two clubs met face to face to sort out the deal. With only one year remaining on Mason Mount’s contract, United were determined not to overpay for the England international. And now, they finally have their man by meeting the Blues in the middle for their £65 million asking price.
The rumours suggesting that Bayern Munich could enter the race to sign the player were wide off the mark. United were always the only realistic option for Mount and he now has his move, with the Mancunian side being able to offer him Champions League football in the coming season unlike Chelsea.
The 24-year-old came through the Cobham academy and was introduced to the first team by Frank Lampard during the 2019/20 season. Since then, he grew into a first team regular and has played 195 for the Blues. He scored 33 goals and provided 37 assists across all competitions, winning the 2021 Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup with his boyhood club.
Mount becomes the latest to leave Chelsea this summer after the likes of N’Golo Kante, Kai Havertz, Mateo Kovacic Hakim Ziyech, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy as part of their massive squad clearout. The England midfielder won’t be the last, with Christian Pulisic and Cesar Azpilicueta also expected to be on their way out of the club.