Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is on Liverpool’s list of targets to bolster their midfield this summer.
Rumours surrounding Mount potentially moving to Anfield have grown louder and louder over recent weeks. Addressing those rumours for his YouTube channel yesterday, journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that Liverpool are indeed interested in the 24-year-old.
“They are still speaking and discussing but at the moment everything is in standby – there’s still no agreement between Chelsea and Mason Mount,” began the transfer expert. “It’s one to watch in May, June, July, otherwise for Chelsea it could be the case to explore options on the market and discuss with other clubs.
“We have many rumours on Liverpool. It’s true that they are informed on the situation of Mount, but we also know about Jude Bellingham and other players like Matheus Nunes. They have a very big list for midfielders in the summer. But for sure Mount is one to watch.”
Romano also went on to say that a final decision on the England man’s will happen before next season kicks off.
“The decision is expected to be made before the beginning of next season.,” added the journalist. It’s a big summer for Mount then. Something has to give.
Mount ready for a change
Just as he usually does at Chelsea, Mount will likely split opinion amongst Liverpool fans. Some will see him as a good player to target, others won’t.
In reality, it’s hard to see how any Reds could turn their noses up at the 24-year-old. At any rate, he’s definitely worth a gamble.
Mount possesses two key things Liverpool lack in their current midfield options. Firstly, he’s always fit. Since breaking into the Chelsea first team in 2019, he’s only missed 10 league games.
Secondly, Mount never stops running. With Jurgen Klopp’s midfield currently made up of players who have done nothing but run for the past six years, they badly need some new legs. Mount could certainly provide that.
On top of those things, he’s also a really handy player. Perhaps weighed down by the pressures of being an academy player made good at Chelsea he hasn’t shown that too much this season. But he was also the London club’s Player of the Year for each of the last two campaigns. Jurgen Klopp previously described him as being a £60m player. Maybe a change is all he needs.
Should he fail to reach an agreement at Stamford Bridge between now and the summer, it looks like one will come his way. As of right now, Liverpool look like being the most likely to offer that.
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