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Didier Drogba reacts to Mason Mount’s Chelsea exit as Man United verdict offered



Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has offered his take on Mason Mount’s departure from Stamford Bridge.

In a heartfelt message to Chelsea fans, posted on his social media accounts, Mount confirmed his decision to leave his boyhood club claiming a move is “right for him at this moment in his career”.

The England international has been at Chelsea since he was six years old, coming through the academy ranks at Cobham and going on to be a key performer in Chelsea’s Champions League winning campaign in the 2020/21 season.

The midfielder also helped Chelsea to their first UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup trophies, winning consecutive Player of the season awards along the way.

Reports had been circulating over the past few months of a breakdown in negotiations over a contract extension, with the Englishman’s contract set to expire at Chelsea in 2024.

Mount’s 18-year stint at the club has now come to an end this summer after his £60 million transfer to Manchester United was confirmed.

Following the announcement, fellow Chelsea Champions League winner and club legend Didier Drogba reacted to the news.

The Ivorian took to social media to extend his gratitude to Mount for his service to the club, expressing his dejection at the 24-year-old’s exit.

On his Instagram story, Drogba wrote: “Another prince @masonmount leaving the club of his life. Thank you and all the very best to you Champs #oneofourowncfc.”

Like Mount, Drogba played a key role in winning Chelsea the Champions League, scoring a late equaliser in the final against Bayern Munich in 2012, before netting the winning penalty to make the Blues champions of Europe for the very first time.

Similarly, Mount’s exquisite assist for Kai Havertz, who has also left Stamford Bridge this summer, helped Chelsea to their second European triumph, in a 1-0 victory against Manchester City.

And after that special night in Porto, seeing Mount lift the European Cup aloft, it was difficult to envisage him ever leaving. Which begs the question, where did it go wrong and how did it come to this?

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