If Mason Mount does not agree to a new deal, Liverpool is reportedly “preparing” to launch a move for the Chelsea midfielder in the summer
Over the past few seasons, Mount has been a key player for Chelsea and England, and various Stamford Bridge managers have put their trust in him.
For his boyhood team, the 24-year-old is developing into a complete midfielder with his wealth of experience. However, because his current deal is set to end in 2024, his future at Chelsea is still uncertain. If the midfielder decides to leave Stamford Bridge, Liverpool has been identified as a prospective destination.
Mount presently makes about £75,000 per week, so he will demand a hefty pay increase before agreeing to an extension. Former defender Glen Johnson doesn’t think his performance will rise to the point where he should be paid £300,000 a week. The Blues “would be reluctant” to allow Mount to depart, and they “remain optimistic” that they can persuade him to stay.
Mount, however, remains steadfast. He wants Chelsea to show that they value him with his next deal because he is one of their “lowest earners” at the moment. Chelsea is willing to be “as generous as possible,” but with Liverpool looming in the distance, they might be obliged to increase their offer.
As a neutral, I would be interested in seeing Liverpool fans’ reactions to Mount’s signing, although it seems quite improbable. Given their previous spending and his deep fondness for Chelsea, you have to believe that they will find the money to keep him on a long-term basis.
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