Manchester United have completed the signing of Mason Mount from Premier League rivals Chelsea for $75.7m.
The 24-year-old passed his medical at United’s Carrington Training ground earlier today and has now signed a five-year deal at Old Trafford with the option to a sixth according to a statement released on the club’s official website.
Mason Mount becomes a Red Devil
The England international last night shared an emotional goodbye message on his Instagram profile to the Chelsea faithful after representing the Blues at all age levels for 18 years in total.
Mount becomes United manager Erik Ten Hag’s first signing of the summer after a long drawn-out saga that saw the Blues reject three consecutive bids last month from the Red Devils after Liverpool had dropped out of the race for the England star.
It became apparent to Todd Boehly’s Blues, however, that their star midfielder would not renew his contract to push through a move to Old Trafford, and the men from the King’s Road have decided to sell now to avoid losing Mount on a free transfer next summer.
United’s Director of Football John Murtough said of new signing Mount, “Mason is an extremely intelligent footballer and has so many fantastic technical qualities that will significantly add to our squad.”
“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 will wear the famous number seven shirt at Old Trafford next season, previously donned by club legends such as George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, and Cristiano Ronaldo.