Chelsea

Major mistake: Chelsea simply can’t make their stupidest transfer decision in years

Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that the board can keep one of their top and exciting talents in the summer amid recent reports.

Reports are breaking in the bar over a possible move away for young English protegee and creative midfielder Mason Mount this summer, after impressing with his player of the tournament displays in the u19 European Championship that England won last year.

Having had a spectacular season with his loan side Vitesse Arnheim so far, his displays have left Chelsea considering fast-tracking Mount into their first team plans next season.

However, with a host of clubs across Europe already starting a battle for the young man, Chelsea and the board must ensure they don’t lose such a talented youngster so early in his fledgeling career, with many inside our bar earmarking Mount as a permanent fixture in the first team next season.

With that in mind, our landlord takes a look at TWO reasons why letting the highly rated star leave Stamford Bridge would be one of the worst mistakes in recent years…

1) Plenty of goals and assist in him

Mount has scored eight goals and eight assists so far this season in the Eredivisie, which is a great return for a player who is so young and in his first proper season of first-team football. It’s clear to see why he’s such a talent and sought after by many, many clubs.

Offloading Mount would only strengthen another team in the long term, and in Mount, they could have a player on their hands that would excite the crowd and turn around the way Chelsea play over the coming years, possibly under new management.

2) Need to reap the benefits of their academy

If Chelsea want to start winning trophies again and change the philosophy of the club, they have to keep their star young talented players. Alongside Ethan Ampadu and Kyle Scott, these are the types of players that Conte could build a team around for the future.

It also speaks volumes if a young player wants to move on to better his career despite spending his time working his way through the academy, and Chelsea will want to attract the best young players and this kind of transfer out could reverberate around Europe.

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