British media: Liverpool lead the race to sign Mount

Liverpool aim for the mount.

England’s ‘Daily Mail’ reported on March 3 (hereinafter Korean time) that “if Mason Mount does not sign a new contract with Chelsea, Liverpool will be at the forefront of the scouting competition in the summer transfer market.”

Midfielder Mount, born in 1999, was from Chelsea’s youth team and has been a professional player only at Chelsea, except for two loan transfers. Mount, who proved his potential through loan transfers to Vitesse and Derby County, has been active as Chelsea’s main midfielder since 2019.

Unlike last season when he scored 11 league goals, this season has not lived up to expectations. Mount is also the main player in 23 league games (20 starts) this season, but he only scored 3 goals and 2 assists.

Mount’s contract with Chelsea runs until June 2024. Contract renewal negotiations are difficult. Chelsea are sticking to the way of signing ultra-long contracts with young players under the new owner Todd Boelli, but the Mount side is rejecting ultra-long contracts and demanding high weekly wages at the same time.

Also, with Chelsea sluggish in 10th place in the league this season, the possibility of Mount choosing a transfer instead of renewing the contract is being raised.

Liverpool are known to be the most active team in signing Mount. Liverpool are in dire need of reinforcements in the midfield. Three weeks ago, Thiago, Fabinho, and Jordan Henderson’s midfielders’ skills are deteriorating, and ‘eating’ players such as Nabi Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also expected to be disposed of. The growth of promising players such as Harvey Elliot and Curtis Jones is also slow. 세븐 토토

Liverpool are considering various midfield resources including Jude Bellingham and Matheus Nunes. Mount is also a consideration as there is a possibility of signing more than two midfielders.

Meanwhile, manager Graeme Porter said about the player’s contract renewal in February, “It’s always difficult. It’s always a negotiation. For me, it’s best to leave it as a matter between Mount and the club.”

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