Manchester United confirm first summer signing

Manchester United have announced their first signing of the summer transfer window.

As confirmed by Manchester United, they have secured the services of Chelsea star Mason Mount.

The Red Devils did not mention a transfer fee, but it is understood to be around the £65m mark, which is a fair wack given Mount only had one year remaining on his last contract with Chelsea.

In an official statement, 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.”

Mount made a total of 195 appearances for Chelsea’s senior side, scoring 33 and assisting 37 in the process. However, he fell out of favour and form last term, in a campaign which saw the Blues finish 12th in the Premier League.

Mason Mount also confirmed his Chelsea departure via a video on Instagram:

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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