Idraw in the quarterfinals of the Champions League against Real Madrid is not, far from it, the only problem Todd Boehly’s Chelsea have on the table. The delicate situation in the Premier League – March 11th, 11 points behind the Champions League – and the early elimination in the Cup and League Cup now adds to the more than possible loss of one of its main assets:Mason Mount (Portsmouth, 1999).
The ‘blue’ youths, who haven’t played due to injury since February 26, The contract ends in 2024 and, for the time being, it remains without renewal. His position – he could leave for free in just over a year – He starts to fuss a lot in the Stamford Bridge offices.
Chelsea could put Mount on the market…if he doesn’t renew
“There is still a big gap in the negotiations between Chelsea and Mount. [Ambas partes] They are far from reaching an agreement on the new contract. The final decision has not yet been made, but Mount’s chances of leaving Chelsea this summer are increasing. If you don’t renew before the summer, the club will put you on the market [para evitar que salga gratis en un año]”, assured Fabrizio Romano just a week ago.
There is still a big gap in the talks between Chelsea and Mount. [Ambas partes] are far from reaching an agreement for the new contract
Not even Graham Potter seems to have it all with him. “Monte is an important player for us. I hope it is resolved quickly, but I prefer to leave this matter in the hands of the player and the club. It’s a big deal for Mason. The decision he makes has to be good for him and his family. It’s important that you make your decision on a good basis.”
Mount is an important player for us. I hope it is resolved quickly, but I prefer to leave this matter in the hands of the player and the club
Liverpool is on the prowl
The ‘soap opera’ goes a long way. Or so it seems. The proof is that Mount hired Neil Fewings to help Tony, his father and one-time manager, with the negotiations. ‘Girlfriends’, of course, will not be missing. Liverpool seems the most interested, for now, if he doesn’t end up renewing with Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Paul Merson, ex-Arsenal and now ‘Sky’ commentator, urges the ‘blues’ to ‘tie him up’. “It’s a bad deal for Chelsea. They should give Mount what he’s asking for. You can’t lose your best players. When you arrive from the quarry, they look at you differently because you cost nothing. On the other hand, if you come from outside, they see you as an asset.”
It’s a bad deal for Chelsea. They should give Mount what he’s asking for. You can’t lose your best players
Merson continued his defense of Mount: “He was by far Chelsea’s best player last season. It was fantastic. There are a lot of players who should have left before him.”
The blow would be even greater if it finally ended up at Anfield: “If Liverpool sign Mount and Bellingham they would have a Premier League squad to aspire to. Why risk it? Why make them stronger?”Merson insisted before adding more ‘fuel to the fire’: “If Mount doesn’t play it’s because of his contract situation. With the size of the current squad, they won’t play a player who hasn’t signed a new contract.”
If Mount doesn’t play, it’s because of his contractual situation. With the size of the current squad, they won’t field a player who hasn’t signed a new contract.
A controversy that was fueled after Gareth Southgate to include Mason Mount, theoretically injured, in England squad. Then he ended up giving up, but, Anyway, there is the ‘Mount case’.