Liverpool: Transfer insider drops Mason Mount update
Liverpool target Mason Mount wants to be ‘sure’ he’ll have success with Chelsea before committing to new deal, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Liverpool targeting midfielder
Jurgen Klopp will likely need to reshape his Liverpool squad in the summer, with several players coming to the end of their contracts, including central midfielders Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The Reds have been linked with a blockbuster move for Jude Bellingham, while Ruben Neves has also been touted as an option, but Mount remains a viable alternative amid his stalling contract talks with Chelsea.
The Latest: Jones’ update
In an interview with GiveMeSport, Jones gave an update on his discussions with his current club, while he also confirmed that there is Premier League interest in the midfielder.
The transfer insider said: “From what I understand, he wants to be sure before he puts pen to paper on this, that he’s actually going to be successful at Chelsea going forward.
“Because otherwise, he’s going to keep his options open, as he knows that there are two big Premier League clubs in for him and I think one of them is Liverpool.”
The Verdict: Get it done?
Hailed as ‘sensational’ by members of the media, the Englishman has a lot to offer going forward, weighing in with 11 goals and ten assists in 32 Premier League outings last season, with the latter figure ranking him joint-third in the top flight.
That said, the 24-year-old is clearly not at the level of Bellingham, recording fewer non-penalty goals, as well as a lower amount of tackles and successful take-ons than the more well-rounded Borussia Dortmund ace over the course of the past year.
With Mount’s contract set to expire at the end of next season, he may come far cheaper than the 19-year-old, who is said to be valued at around £130m, but Bellingham is clearly the better player, and should be targeted as the first-choice option.