Frank Lampard hints at Mason Mount Chelsea exit amidst Manchester United links
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has hinted at Mason Mount parting ways with the Blues in the coming months amidst links to Manchester United.
The England international’s current contract at the Stamford Bridge side is set to expire in the summer of 2024. As a result, the playmaker’s future at the West London club is certain as things stand.
Speaking on Sky Sports (h/t Metro), Lampard, who took charge of Chelsea on an interim basis a few weeks back, admitted that the 24-year-old could be on his way out of his boyhood club.
“In the modern day, players move on. It is a shame but maybe we have got into this situation where that is maybe what’s happening now.”
United have made Mount their top target ahead of the upcoming transfer window and are ready to put in a bid for him. Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool also have the midfielder on their radar. But he is leaning towards a move to the Manchester-based club.
The English national made his way through the youth ranks at the Stamford Bridge side before making it into the first-team setup. At the Blues, the playmaker has been one of the best players over the years.
However, in the current campaign, the 24-year-old has not lived up to expectations. He was on the sidelines as the Red Devils battered Chelsea 4-1 in the Premier League on Thursday (25 May).
Erik ten Hag has managed to get the best out of most of our underperforming players this season. He has also used Christian Eriksen in the double pivot alongside Casemiro.
The Denmark international has been key to the gaffer’s plans. On the other hand, Bruno Fernandes has been ever-present in the team for some time now as our number 10.
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Strength in depth is seemingly an issue in the Old Trafford side’s engine room. Mount is a quality player available on the market. But it remains to be seen whether the Manchester-based club will be able to meet Chelsea’s valuation of the 24-year-old.