Paul Merson has claimed that Chelsea star Mason Mount has saved the club £70million in the long run.

Mount has been training with Chelsea since the age of six and he’s been on a fairytale ride up through the academy to eventual key first-team player.

Aged 22, he fulfilled a dream of winning the Champions League with his boyhood club last season. The attacking midfielder even assisted Kai Havertz’s winner in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the final.

Also, he’s got 24 senior England caps to his name, so he’s achieved a lot already at such a young age.

Blues supporters will hope it’s just the start for their academy graduate, who is an important figure under current manager Thomas Tuchel. 

Pundit Merson has suggested that he’s a £70million-rated player that Chelsea haven’t had to fork out on because of his rise from the youth team.

“Chelsea have had a good crop come through. Mason Mount, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi. When you have players like that coming through it helps. Mason Mount has saved Chelsea £70m. That’s how they can go out and spend their money on a Romelu Lukaku,” Merson told the Daily Star.

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Mason Mount definitely £70million-plus in today’s market

If you consider Manchester United paid £73million to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund this summer, Mount is worth at least that in the current market.

Chelsea shouldn’t be entertaining the idea of selling Mount, but he would surely sell for huge money.

According to 90min, the Blues are ready to give him a new lucrative contract worth around £150,000-a-week because of his importance at Stamford Bridge.

His current deal expires in 2024, so it’s imperative to solve his long-term future.

Mount has everything to his game as an attacker with his energy, technique and composure. The one thing he can do to elevate himself to the elite category is produce more goals and assists, but people must remember he’s only 22.

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