Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has committed his long-term future to the West London club by agreeing a new five-year deal leaving many supporters at Stamford Bridge more than thrilled at the news.
Mount has been at Chelsea since the age of six, joining the club in 2005 and was part of the youth squad which won both the 2016 and 2017 FA Youth Cup as well as the UEFA Youth League in 2016. The 20-year-old also has international recognition being named the UEFA European Under-19 Championship’s Golden Player as England won the tournament.
The young midfielder has been out on loan each of the last two seasons – first impressing with Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie and then under new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard during his tenure at Derby County last season where Mount scored 11 and assisted six in 44 appearances.
It looks as if Lampard will integrate Mount into the first-team this season with the exciting prospect already impressing in pre-season, taking his place on the plane to Japan yesterday. His contract extension has delighted many Chelsea supporters ahead of the new season.
You can read a selection of thoughts from Chelsea fans below:
Our midfield future is BRILLIANT ????????
— The Blues (@TheBlues___) July 15, 2019
Lovely stuff, Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount now signed up on long contracts. Exactly what we want to see, wonderful commited gifted academy stars…. wonder if there’s any more? ???????????? #CFC
— Danny Busciglio (@DBusciglio) July 15, 2019
Couldn’t get any better. ????
— London Is Blue Podcast ???? (@LondonBluePod) July 15, 2019
YESSS MASONNN ????????????
Congratulations and Well deserved ????????More to come from you soon . Can’t wait. Trust the process ????????????
— Lamps (@LampardLegacy8) July 15, 2019
Congrats Bro, long live Mason mount…long live Chelsea
— @Tonyotchere Anthony (@TonyotchereA) July 15, 2019
Signing of the year
— Super Frank’s Chelsea FC (@Lampard_Addicts) July 15, 2019
Good signing, mount is quality. Love to see him make some debuts this season
— Adam Schlosser (@ASchlosser15) July 15, 2019
Better than Bakayoko & Drinkwater so it’s fine if we can clear those 2 out
— CFC Daily (@CFCDaily) July 15, 2019