Manchester United Agree Contract with Mason Mount

Mason Mount appears to be a top target for Erik ten Hag

In recent weeks, the transfer rumor mill has been buzzing with speculation about Manchester United‘s interest in Chelsea’s midfielder, Mason Mount. With Mount’s contract set to expire at the end of next season, the Red Devils are keen to secure his services and add a creative spark and workhorse to their midfield.

Mason Mount, a product of Chelsea’s youth academy, burst onto the scene during the 2019/20 season under the guidance of then-manager Frank Lampard. Since then, the 24-year-old has evolved into one of Chelsea’s most reliable young midfielders. Mount’s playing style is characterized by his versatility, intelligent movement, and exceptional technical abilities.

Deployed primarily as an attacking midfielder or in a wider role, Mount is equally comfortable driving forward with the ball at his feet, picking out incisive passes, or unleashing powerful shots from distance. His tactical awareness and work rate have also impressed, allowing him to contribute defensively when required. Such attributes could make him an ideal fit for Manchester United’s fluid style of play under manager Erik ten Hag.

Mount’s statistics speak volumes about his impact on the field. In the 2021/22 Premier League season, he notched up 11 goals and 10 assists in 32 EPL appearances, which is a commendable return for a player still relatively early in his career. Furthermore, Mount has demonstrated his ability to perform in high-pressure situations, scoring crucial goals in important matches for both club and country, including the 2021 Champions League final victory.

Beyond his goal-scoring prowess, Mount possesses excellent passing accuracy, averaging an impressive 83.2% completion rate, showcasing his ability to retain possession and initiate attacking moves. Moreover, he excels in creating opportunities for his teammates, often threading incisive passes through tight spaces. His ability to contribute at both ends of the pitch is evident from his tackling and interception numbers, highlighting his defensive contributions. These reasons alone are likely why Erik ten Hag rate the young midfielder.

As the 2022/23 season draws to a close, rumors suggest that Manchester United has agreed in principle on a contract with Mason Mount ahead of a potential transfer. While the details of the agreement remain undisclosed, it is believed that the Red Devils are prepared to make a significant financial offer to secure his signature. Only time will tell what the looks like in the end; we’ll keep you posted every step of the way.

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My name is Alex and I am a co-host of the American Red Devils podcast, and discovered the greatest football club in the world freshman year in highschool, after playing FIFA '99 on Nintendo 64. Originally it was the red hair of Paul Scholes that caught my attention, given the four Gingers in my family, but I never knew a redhead could ball like Scholesy. However, what really sucked me in was the arrival of Wayne Rooney at the club, to this day my all-time favorite player. I was lucky enough to witness my first game at Old Trafford in '07 while studying abroad, witnessing the 4-0 thrashing of Wigan. I rented a car and drove down for the day from Edinburgh to Manchester and back (NYC to Boston twice), driving on the wrong side of the car and the road! Lucky enough to be in Sunderland to see Zlatan's last United goal and in London to see Matic's stoppage time screamer at Selhurst. Honored and privileged to be a Manchester United fan.

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