Mason Mount’s father eyeing up Chelsea exit this summer
Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount‘s future at the club has further been thrown into doubt with the news that his father is eyeing up a move for his son.
The Lowdown: Mount on the move?
The future of the 24-year-old has been a major talking of late, with contract talks at an impasse and neither party looking likely to budge at this point.
Mount has been linked with a move away numerous times in recent months, with Liverpool arguably emerging as the front-runners to snap him up at this point.
The midfielder’s current Chelsea deal expires at the end of next season, so realistically, this summer will be the best time to sell if he doesn’t agree an extension at Stamford Bridge.
A new update regarding the situation has now emerged – one that further suggests that Mount could be moving on to pastures new in the near future.
The Latest: Key update emerges
According to Football Insider, Mount has ‘dropped the biggest signal yet’ regarding his potential exit this summer, with his father mandating an agent to ‘sound out interest in his services’.
It is stated that a price tag of £60-70million has been slapped on the England international’s shoulders, which if met, will be enough to prise him away from west London.
The Verdict: Feels increasingly likely
For a long time, the idea of Mount leaving Chelsea seemed unthinkable, given his lifelong affiliation with the club and the fact that he has always appeared happy there.
Things have clearly changed, however, and it could simply be that he feels under-appreciated in terms of his contract, as he looks to earn more than his current £80,000 per week.
Mount has certainly not had his best season for Chelsea overall, scoring just three times in 23 Premier League appearances, and he hasn’t completed a full 90 minutes since the 1-0 victory at home to Crystal Palace back in January.
The hope is that the 36-cap England international can end up agreeing an extension with the Blues – he has been described as an ‘unbelievable’ footballer by Joe Cole – but it does feel increasingly likely that he could end up plying his trade at a rival club next season, which will be a strange sight for supporters.
His love for Chelsea does mean that a sudden change in the current situation is possible but this latest update is further proof that an exit arguably now feels like the most likely outcome during the summer transfer window.