Chelsea stalwart Mason Mount who has been with the club since he was 6-years old has extended his contract with the club leading to the 2023-24 season.
Mount had a wonderful season last year when he was on loan under Frank Lampard at Derby County. He scored 11 times in 44 appearances and additionally set up his teammates 4 times while also bagging a hattrick in Derby’s fight for a promotion that saw them lose in the playoff final.
Before that, he spent a season on loan at Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem where he scored 14 goals in 32 games. Having made his way up the rank from the youth academy, he has earned the contract with good consistency shown throughout.
Mount was quoted saying: “It’s a massively proud moment for myself and my family. I joined this club at six years old and it was always my goal to play for the first team one day. I’m really looking forward to the coming season now and working hard to have an impact here at Chelsea. I’ve been at the club for a long time already and hopefully, I’ll stay for a long time to come.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “Mason has come right the way through the Chelsea Academy and has always stood out as a fantastic talent and dedicated individual. We have monitored his development extremely closely while he has been out on loan and believe he is now ready to be a member of our squad competing at the top of the Premier League.
Like another of our Academy graduates, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, we are delighted Mason has committed himself to the club this summer and look forward to an exciting future ahead.”
The 20-year-old joins a list of academy graduates who have recently signed a new contract including Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Lampard’s appointment has certainly helped tie down the youth.
Onto Callum then.