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Mason Mount completes Man United transfer as £60m Chelsea exit confirmed



Mason Mount has left Chelsea after 18 years and completed his transfer to Manchester United.

The 24-year-old has signed a five-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months, at Old Trafford after Man United agreed a £60 million deal with Chelsea.

Erik ten Hag’s side will pay an initial £55 million plus £5 million in add-ons, which are believed to be dependent on United winning silverware in the coming years.

Mount departs Chelsea after joining at the age of six. He made 195 appearances for the first-team after rising through the academy ranks, scoring 33 goals and registering 37 assists.

During his spell in the first-team, which saw him work under Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter, Mount won the Champions League – providing the winning assist in the 2021 final -, Super Cup and Club World Cup, as well as winning back-to-back Player of the Year awards.

Chelsea were unable to agree a contract extension with the England international and a mutual decision was made for Mount to leave, who leaves for the north west and will earn £250,000-a-week, with potential bonuses taking it up to £300,000-a-week.

Following his signing, Mason Mount told United’s in-house media team: “It’s never easy leaving the club where you grew up, but Manchester United will provide an exciting new challenge for the next phase of my career. Having competed against them, I know just how strong a squad it is that I’m joining, and I can’t wait to be part of this group’s drive to win major trophies.

“Everyone can see that the club has made big steps forward under Erik ten Hag. Having met with the manager and discussed his plans, I couldn’t be more excited for the seasons ahead, and am ready for the hard work expected here.

“I am hugely ambitious; I know how amazing it feels to win major trophies and what it takes to do it. I will be giving everything to experience that again at Manchester United.”

On his departure, Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly and co-controlling owners Behdad Eghbali and Jose E. Feliciano said: “Mason is a consummate professional and a popular figure at the club. We want to thank him for all his efforts on and off the pitch throughout his time at Chelsea.”