Why Mason Mount is an emerging Manchester United transfer target

The Chelsea star and headline Cobham pipeline product looks increasingly likely to exist the club in the summer, with Erik ten Hag’s Red Devil’s keen on his more affordable price tag in comparison to Jude Bellingham

The reality that Chelsea star Mason Mount could leave his boyhood club in the upcoming summer transfer window is a real once after the Blues are set to oversee a mass exodus to trim the fat off a bloated senior squad in the wake of unprecedented spending across the 2022-23 season.

Though Mount, along with friend and fellow Cobham pipeline product Reece James, has been the face of the Blues since their rise to stardom at Stamford Bridge, the England international midfielder has massively regressed this season under Graham Potter in conjunction with the continued spending undertaken by Todd Boehly.

With just one year left on his current terms in west London after the conclusion of the season, Chelsea is maneuvering to cash in their chips and move on from one of their own. Mount remains linked with a possible move to Anfield on account of Liverpool’s desperate need for central reinforcements, but bitter rivals Manchester United have now emerged as a possible destination according to The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg.

As United look to splash big money on a headline center-forward, with Harry Kane as their number one target (as well as SSC Napoli Victor Osimhen, also being considered), the Red Devils must also source transfer solutions for central reinforcements that will not pull resources away for their hunt for a center-forward.

Previously linked with serious interest in England starlet and Borussia Dortmund wunderkind Jude Bellingham, the price to pay for the central midfielder could go as high as £150m, with Mount offering a far more affordable option in the market for a young but experienced player that could potentially rediscover his best form under Ten Hag.

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Andrew Thompson

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