Mason Mount, who joined Chelsea at the tender age of six, recently shared his perspective on his decision to join Manchester United, stating that it is the right step for his career at this juncture. In a video posted on social media, the English international expressed his gratitude to Chelsea fans while acknowledging that not everyone may be pleased with his choice. Mount’s move to United has been finalized on a five-year contract worth £55 million, with an additional £5 million in add-ons.
“I have made the difficult decision to leave Chelsea,” the 24-year-old midfielder announced. “Instead of merely issuing a written statement, I wanted to personally address you all and convey my deep appreciation for the unwavering support you have provided throughout my 18-year journey.”
Mount extended his gratitude to Chelsea’s academy, the dedicated backroom staff, his former teammates, and the managers he had the privilege of working with, namely Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel, and Graham Potter.
United’s initial three bids for Mount were rejected by Chelsea before an agreement was eventually reached. The young midfielder’s signing marks the first acquisition made by manager Erik ten Hag this summer, as he aims to bolster the team following their qualification for the upcoming season’s Champions League.
Looking ahead to his new adventure at Manchester United, Mount, who has notched 33 goals in 195 appearances for Chelsea since his debut in 2019, hopes to bring his unique talents and contributions to the club. Unfortunately, an injury sidelined him for the latter part of the domestic season, during which Chelsea struggled and finished in 12th place, their lowest Premier League ranking in over 25 years.
Having already secured major honors such as the Champions League title in 2021, where he started in Chelsea’s triumphant 1-0 victory over Manchester City, Mount is eager to contribute further to his new team. He also experienced success in the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup with the Blues.
Mount’s departure adds to the growing list of Chelsea players leaving the club this summer, including notable names like N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly, Kai Havertz, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Mateo Kovacic.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mason Mount, Chelsea, Manchester United, transfer, career advancement
Why did Mason Mount decide to move from Chelsea to Manchester United?
Mason Mount decided to move from Chelsea to Manchester United because he believed it was the right step for his career at this moment. He expressed his gratitude to Chelsea fans but acknowledged that the move aligns with his career aspirations.
How much did Manchester United pay for Mason Mount’s transfer?
Manchester United paid a transfer fee of £55 million for Mason Mount, with an additional £5 million in add-ons, securing him on a five-year contract.
Which titles did Mason Mount win during his time at Chelsea?
During his time at Chelsea, Mason Mount won the Champions League in 2021, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup.
Who were the managers Mason Mount worked under at Chelsea?
Mason Mount worked under three managers during his time at Chelsea: Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel, and Graham Potter.
Who else has left Chelsea this summer?
Apart from Mason Mount, several other players have left Chelsea this summer, including N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly, Kai Havertz, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Mateo Kovacic.