Even a few months ago Mason Mount was one of the rising and most bankable stars in the Chelsea squad but he’s slowly fallen down the pecking order.
Graham Potter’s habit of rotating his teams means that the midfielder is struggling to get consistent game time while off the pitch, his contract situation is causing a worry for the management.
Mount’s current deal expires in the summer of 2024 and Todd Boehly is very eager to make his sign a new contract. The two parties have been in talks for over a year but it looks like the negotiations have hit a brick wall.
Chelsea are still confident they can make Mason Mount put pen on paper to a new deal but if they fail then they will reluctantly sell him off during the upcoming transfer window.
This is where the interested clubs come in with teams like Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City all keeping a close eye on the situation. If they feel Mount wants an exit then all of them will launch a bid to sign him up as soon as the summer transfer window begins.
The 24-year-old has withdrawn from the England squad with a suspected hip injury and his last game for Chelsea was at the end of February when he played just 28 minutes against Tottenham Hotspur. Mason Mount has understood that he needs to take some bold steps which is why the midfielder has appointed a new agent.
According to the Daily Mail, he’s brought in Neil Fewings from Roof to handle contract negotiations and it’s a clear statement of intent.
Wages are not the only point of disagreement between Mount and Chelsea because as per reports, image rights, bonuses and a few other things also need to be sorted out and the new agent is probably brought in to solve these issues.
The other major need for a new agent comes in when a player is looking to secure a new challenge and we think Mason Mount has this exact thing at the back of his mind.
Some of the biggest teams in England want him on board so he doesn’t need to bow down to Chelsea’s demands.
If he doesn’t feature extensively in Graham Potter’s plans for the next season then he will undoubtedly look to leave and will have no shortage of takers. Yes, he’s seen a dip in form in recent months but the 24-year-old still remains a world-class player.
He’s played close to 200 games for Chelsea and 36 games for England plus versatility in and around the final third makes him a really valuable asset.
A new agent means Mount’s camp will now move fiercely as they will look to come to a decision before the 22/23 season comes to an end so that Manchester United, Man City and Liverpool all have ample time to enter the negotiations.