This article forms part of our Profit Players feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how well a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how good of a deal the club managed to achieve.
After being loaned out to Derby County in the summer of 2018 to work under Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, Mason Mount probably thought of a steady rise into the Chelsea first-team. However, fast-forward to November 2019 and his rise to the top has been anything but steady, especially money-wise.
His value sat at around £3.6m, as per Transfermarkt, after he returned from his loan spell at Vitesse Arnhem.
He was then sent on loan to Derby to work under Lampard, who helped the 20-year-old develop unbelievably well as he scored eight goals and provided five assists on his way to playing in the Championship play-off final. Mount’s contribution proved pivotal as his value on Transfermarkt rose to £10.8m.
Lampard was then installed as the new boss in west London after Maurizio Sarri had moved on to Juventus and Mount went from potentially going out on another loan to being thrust into first-team action.
Four goals and two assists later and his value has soared to over £30m, as per Transfermarkt. And looking at his statistics and you begin to see why he is proving so valuable on the pitch and in the transfer market.
For an attacking midfielder, his desire to get a shot off is pretty impressive, with the 20-year-old having attempted the third-most shots per game of any Chelsea player. He has managed four goals this campaign, and his want to get into the box mirrors that of his manager’s during his playing days. As we all know, Lampard went on to become the club’s all-time leading scorer, and Mount’s attacking intent shows positive signs in replicating such an achievement.
However, as is a tradition for most number 10s, a passing ability is always a prominent feature in their game as seen with Kevin De Bruyne and Mesut Ozil. Mount certainly doesn’t lack that aspect having averaged the most passes per game of any player to have featured in more than four league games (1.9) (via WhoScored).
It’s worth mentioning Mount has been at the club since the age of six, and thus cost the club nothing in terms of a transfer fee, making his rise to the top all the more spectacular. The Chelsea academy product has gone from strength to strength in the space of 18 months since his loan spell at Derby began, and is proving invaluable to the Blues seen by his performances and rise in market value.
Chelsea fans, how much is Mount worth in the current transfer market? Let us know your thoughts!
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