Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount has today ended his 18-year association with the club after completing a permanent move to Manchester United.
Mount, whose move to Manchester United was officially confirmed on Wednesday said to be joining the club on £55m initial deal plus £5m add ons. His contract expires on June 2028.
Speaking on his exit from the club, Chelsea FC Chairman, Todd Boehly and co-controlling owners Behdad Eghbali and Jose E. Feliciano said: ‘Mason is a consummate professional and a popular figure at the club. We want to thank him for all his efforts on and off the pitch throughout his time at Chelsea.’
The England international started training with the Blues at the age of six and signed as an Under-9. Mount went on to win the FA Youth Cup and the UEFA Youth League before embarking on successful loan spells at Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County.
Mount who has 21 goal contributions for the club following season and in an FA Cup tie against Luton Town, became the youngest player to captain the side since John Terry.
His 2020/21 campaign ended strongly under Thomas Tuchel. Mount struck in the Champions League quarter-final against Porto, in the semi-final against Real Madrid, and in the final it was his pass that freed Kai Havertz to score Chelsea’s winner.
Mount was named 2021 Player of the Season by supporters. It was an award he retained 12 months later having helped the Blues claim the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, while there were also a further 29 goal contributions during the 2021/22 season.
He made only 35 appearances last term as an injury restricted the midfielder to just three substitute outings after February but he leaves Stamford Bridge having played 195 times and scoring 33 goals for the Blues.