Report: 'Fantastic' Chelsea player faces uncertain future despite Potter praise, two clubs want to sign him
Liverpool and Juventus are reportedly interested in Chelsea’s Mason Mount, whose future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain right now.
Mount, who’s at the World Cup as part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad, is definitely one of the key players within the Chelsea group.
The 23-year-old’s current deal at the Bridge is due to expire in the summer of 2024; hence, rumours are starting to circulate about him potentially signing a contract extension.
Described as “fantastic” recently by Graham Potter, he’s a Blues academy graduate that most supporters couldn’t imagine anywhere else.
However, there’s been some conflicting reports about his future.
Liverpool and Juventus interested in Mount
According to The Guardian, European giants Liverpool and Juventus are now both keeping tabs on Mount because of his contract situation.
It is claimed that contract talks have been put on hold until after the World Cup, with growing uncertainty about his future.
The report adds that the Chelsea hierarchy don’t plan to lose the attacking midfielder and are optimistic they can arrange some kind of deal, with previous offers not matching the player’s wishes.
This comes the same week that The Athletic claimed Todd Boehly had made a breakthrough during contract negotiations about a new deal for Mount.
Hopefully, the Blues fanbase can get some positive concrete news soon about his future.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter recently described Mount as “fantastic”, so rumours about him potentially leaving are baffling.
The creative playmaker has been a go-to figure since Potter took charge at Stamford Bridge. It’s no coincidence he was vital under predecessors Thomas Tuchel and Frank Lampard, too.
In our view, the Blues should put Mount in the same bracket as the club’s highest earners and reward him for his massive contribution in recent seasons.