Mason Mount: journalist warns Chelsea about transfer mistake

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Paul Merson of Sky Sports has warned Chelsea about the mistake that they are about to do with the Mason Mount transfer saga. The English man has been one of Stamford Bridge’s trusted servants over the last few years except this season where he has had misfortunes with injuries and form.

And with his contract running out in a year’s time, Chelsea either have to offer the Cobham graduate something good or let him go this season for a fee and the third option is to keep him and let him go for free next season. But cash is something that Chelsea needs right now even though their American-led ownership has a huge stack of cash at the bank.

Rumours surrounding the midfielder’s future have been gaining ground all season and with the Premier League season over, transfer business is the next big thing as clubs prepare for the next season. Reports have it that Manchester United who are among a host of clubs in the Premier League alongside Liverpool interested in Mount’s signature have approached Chelsea.

Chelsea is not new to transfer mistakes with the club watching on as Antonio Rudiger and Andrea Christensen run down their contracts and exited before they brought in Kalidou Koulibay as replacement. The Senegalese centre-back despite his status has not lit the Stamford Bridge light and Paul Merson has wondered if Chelsea has learnt anything from it.

“I cannot believe Chelsea are letting Mason Mount go. We saw it last season with Antonio Rudiger, who was outstanding and one of the best defenders at the club. He asked for more money and they didn’t give him it and then they buy Kalidou Koulibaly for £33m on a four-year contract which works out as more money than what they’d give Rudiger,” Pual Merson said via Sky Sports.

“Now they’re doing it with Mount. He’s one of their own, he hasn’t had a very good season but they’re judging it just on one season. The year before he was Chelsea’s best player. He was one of the first names on the teamsheet for England. Now they’re letting him go. It’s mind-blowing.

“They’ll bring someone in who will probably take another year to get used to the league because they will have played abroad.

“You’re also letting a very good footballer go to Manchester United or Liverpool, who Chelsea are fighting with to get into the top four next season. You couldn’t write it.

“How can you let him go to a club that could majorly haunt you? United won’t believe their luck if they get him.”

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