Manchester United finally confirms signing of Mason Mount
Goodbye Chelsea, hello Manchester.
Manchester United have officially signed Mason Mount, after days of teasing from both the club and the midfielder.
The 24-year-old star, who was part of the England team at UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, will be leaving his current club Chelsea.
He said previously that he was ‘grateful’ for the support of fans at the club but is now ready to ‘do what’s right for me at this moment in my career’.
The club has now confirmed that Mount has now signed a contract until June 2028, with the option of a further year.
Mason Mount said: “It’s never easy leaving the club where you grew up, but Manchester United will provide an exciting new challenge for the next phase of my career. Having competed against them, I know just how strong a squad it is that I’m joining, and I can’t wait to be part of this group’s drive to win major trophies.
“Everyone can see that the club has made big steps forward under Erik ten Hag. Having met with the manager and discussed his plans, I couldn’t be more excited for the seasons ahead, and am ready for the hard work expected here.
“I am hugely ambitious; I know how amazing it feels to win major trophies and what it takes to do it. I will be giving everything to experience that again at Manchester United.”
John Murtough, Manchester United football director, said: “Mason is an extremely intelligent footballer and has so many fantastic technical qualities that will significantly add to our squad.
“We have admired his talents for a long time, so we are delighted that he has chosen to take the next steps in his career here at Old Trafford.
“His style of play and attributes are a perfect fit for this squad, and we all believe that he will only improve further working with Erik ten Hag and his coaching staff.
“Mason himself is a world-class player but he also has the ability to improve the players around him through his game intelligence and tactical awareness.
“We were particularly impressed by his strong desire to join United, and his thirst for further success, as we push to drive up our performance levels next season and beyond.”
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