Liverpool ‘increasingly confident’ of signing Mason Mount
Liverpool are ‘increasingly confident’ of sealing the signing of Chelsea and England midfielder Mason Mount this summer, reports talkSPORT’s chief football correspondent Alex Crook.
The Lowdown: Mount’s future up in the air
The 24-year-old’s future has been a big talking point of late, with the Blues failing to offer him the new deal he wants ahead of his current contract expiring next year.
Mount has been continually linked with a summer move to Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp possibly viewing him as a part of his much-needed midfield rebuild.
Now, a new update has emerged – one that suggests the Reds could really get their man.
The Latest: Liverpool confident over move
According to talkSPORT‘s Crook, Liverpool are now ‘increasingly confident’ of acquiring Mount’s signature, with his contract talks at Chelsea at a ‘standstill’.
Some sources even claim the move is ‘highly likely’, further suggesting that he could become a Reds player.
The Verdict: Snap him up, Reds
Mount may not be having his best season in a Chelsea shirt, losing his place recently and only scoring three goals in 23 league outings, but he could be such a shrewd signing by Liverpool.
The 36-cap England international possesses the work ethic, technical ability and tactical nous to fit seamlessly into Klopp’s midfield, with Jose Mourinho once calling him a ‘very, very intelligent’ player.
Mount could fit nicely into the left-sided No.8 role in Liverpool’s midfield, but his versatility would also allow him to thrive as a No.10 at times, or even in a wide area.
While the Chelsea man can be a divisive figure at times, with some wondering what he actually does during a game, he could become a similar player to Gini Wijnaldum at Anfield, proving to be a key cog in the machine without earning the superstar recognition of some of his teammates.