Chelsea’s Mason Mount “Significantly Underpaid” for Almost Three Years
According to The Athletic, Mason Mount has been “significantly underpaid” in comparison to his Chelsea teammates for almost three years. The midfielder is becoming increasingly likely to depart the club this summer when he enters the final year of his contract.
In a bid to attain parity with his fellow teammates, like Reece James who earns £250,000-a-week, Mount has requested a pay rise. However, Chelsea has not shown an interest in boosting his pay despite his instrumental role under the stewardship of Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel, and Graham Potter.
Mount has been on a five-year contract since 2019 which saw his wages rise to less than £100k a week when he returned from a loan spell at the Dutch side, Vitesse Arnhem. As he grows in influence, the 22-year-old will be keen to secure a new contract with a higher wage after a bright season with Chelsea.
Manchester United and Other Suitors Interested in Mount
Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool are all interested in Mason Mount this summer, with United leading the chase. Erik ten Hag, the manager of Ajax and a fan of Mount, is keen to get the signing done as soon as possible.
While Arsenal is after West Ham’s Declan Rice, Chelsea’s priority is to offload as many players as possible by June 30th to balance their books after their £600m expenditure this season. Meanwhile, Todd Boehly, the owner of the MLS side LA Dodgers, is holding out for over £80m for Mount.
Mount is leaning towards Old Trafford with the hope of an agreement being found, but United might need to spend more to bring him to the club in the summer.
This situation for Mount and Chelsea looks likely to continue into the summer, and with mounting interest growing by the day, it remains to be seen how it all pans out.