Mason Mount is reportedly leaning towards leaving Chelsea’s royal blue for Liverpool’s illustrious red, which could prove to be a game-changing move in the football landscape this summer.
The majority of Liverpool FC’s summer transfer planning has already been done, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic. As Jorg Schmadtke prepares to take over for departing sporting director Julian Ward, the Reds’ ongoing strategy begins to take shape. The Fenway Sports Group has evidently heard manager Jurgen Klopp’s ambitions, and it appears that securing Mount is a top priority.
The whispers of Liverpool’s interest in Mount, which were first raised in November, are becoming more audible and are being echoed by journalists from Merseyside to London. The 24-year-old’s potential transfer is still a very interesting side story, even though there haven’t been as many rumors about him as there have been about the club’s pursuit of Alexis Mac Allister of Brighton.
It’s uncertain what Mount will do at Chelsea
The current Stamford Bridge contract that Mount is under expires in 2024. The signs point to the possibility that he might be leaving this summer if a request for an extension is not granted. It’s interesting that Mount’s expectations haven’t exactly been met by Chelsea’s offers so far.
When contacted by This Is Anfield, Bobby Vincent, a Chelsea correspondent, said that Mount’s transfer to Liverpool is currently more likely than a Chelsea contract extension. “Right now, I’d say he’s more likely to join Liverpool. The issue is not that Mauricio Pochettino, the incoming Chelsea manager, thinks highly of Mount. Mount wants to believe that the club values him more, which is a problem. He believes the offers that have been made to him thus far have not demonstrated that.”
The Challenges Ahead
A roadblock could be Chelsea’s rumored £70 million asking price for Mount. Given that Mount’s contract only has 12 months left, Liverpool may find it difficult to defend paying such a high sum. Vincent thinks that Chelsea might be forced to strike a more favorable agreement, especially if Mount is adamant about leaving.
He warned that there might be a scenario in which Chelsea is compelled to sell the player for less than £70 million. “He only has a year left on his contract, so if he starts to push for a transfer, Chelsea would be stupid not to sell for less.”
With Andreas and Antonio Rudiger’s echoes
The owners of Chelsea are anxious to avoid a repetition of this error because Christensen’s free transfer to Spain is still being felt.
With three goals and six assists in 35 games this season, Mount has displayed commendable performance. Despite having had his season cut short by a pubic bone operation in April, he is anticipated to be fully fit and prepared for preseason training, regardless of the club.