What is the most recent news on Mason Mount’s future?
The England and Chelsea player has agreed personal terms with Manchester United, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
According to a story produced by Football Insider, O’Rourke believes that Mount’s choice to sign a £200,000-per-week deal with Manchester United rather than Liverpool this summer was influenced by Champions League football.
Such news piqued the racing community’s interest. Mount visited the Spanish Grand Prix over the weekend and was set up by Ben Chilwell, who asked Martin Brundle if the England star was on his way to Old Trafford.
Who will Mason Mount be replacing at Manchester United?
Erik ten Hag is clearly looking to strengthen his midfield this summer, with a number of high-profile midfielders connected to the club, including Adrien Rabiot, Manuel Ugarte, and Mateo Kovacic, to mention a few.
As a result, the arrival of Mount – who is expected to cost £70 million this summer – will provide an excellent opportunity for the Red Devils to not only bolster their midfield options but also bring in a successor for Christian Eriksen with Premier League and Champions League experience.
The 31-year-old midfielder joined the Manchester Giants on a free transfer last summer, and while he has provided some consistency in the center of the pitch, he is not a long-term answer capable of leading the club back to greatness in the years ahead due to his age.
Mount, who was dubbed “superb” by Kylian Mbappe, scored three goals, assisted twice, and created three great opportunities in 24 Premier League matches this season.
It hasn’t been his best season, especially considering his 29 goal involvements last season, but he has proven to be a well-rounded asset, averaging 1.3 key passes, 1.4 tackles, 1.4 shots on goal, and 3.5 duels won per game, attributes that would make him an ideal advanced midfield asset if he moves to Manchester.
When comparing Mount to his positional comparable at Manchester United, it is obvious that Mount has exceeded Eriksen in several crucial qualities this season, most notably progressive carries (48 v 23), progressive passes received (114 v 66), and successful take-ons (48.4% v 47.1%), according to FBref.
It demonstrates that the Chelsea star is a more active presence who can expertly play between the lines.
That being said, Mount would be an ideal player to provide a fresh viewpoint and outstanding experience to help United compete in the Champions League next season, and he might realize his full potential under Ten Hag’s tutelage.