Chelsea are planning to reward Mason Mount for another fine season at Stamford Bridge by offering him a new contract, as per a report.
The attacking midfielder hit 13 goals and 16 assists in all competitions as the Blues won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup under Thomas Tuchel. They also finished third in the Premier League and reached the finals of the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.
Mount’s impressive form in front of goal saw him finish the campaign as Chelsea’s top scorer in the league, with 11. He ended up ahead of forwards Kai Havertz and Romelu Lukaku.
The 23-year-old also won the fans’ Chelsea Player of the Season award for the second year running.
He is clearly one of Tuchel’s most important assets, especially during such a turbulent time regarding their ownership status.
Mount, a 27-time England international, has been on Chelsea’s books for most of his life. He spent time in the academy with Declan Rice before the fellow midfielder went on to join West Ham – and they remain best friends.
Mount is viewed as a key part of the Chelsea team going forward and is set to receive attractive new terms.
His current deal runs until June 2024 and is worth around £80,000 a week. According to the i, he is in line for an extension.
Mason Mount to receive significant pay rise
Chelsea officials are preparing to enter discussions with Mount and his representatives over a new contract. Should he sign, then it will see him more than double his wages – taking home at least £160,000 per week.
Mount is highly likely to accept given his strong affiliation with the club and their recent success. Last term, they beat Manchester City to win the Champions League.
The Blues academy graduate has previously been in Real Madrid’s sights. But they probably won’t move for him if he pens a new deal, hence the talks being put in the diary.
A new contract is the ideal solution for both Mount and Chelsea. He clearly doesn’t want to leave, even if Real Madrid hold an interest.
Mount is always going to be in contention for an England spot if he remains at Chelsea too. Things couldn’t be much better for him, Wembley defeats aside.
For Chelsea, tying down one of their best players is a clever move and one that will win plaudits for prospective new owner Todd Boehly.
Of course, the new contract still needs to be finalised. But there is no reason to suggest why it will not go through.