Chelsea have managed to tie down Mason Mount to a five-year deal as the youngster looks set to feature regularly next season.
After playing under Frank Lampard while on loan at Derby County in the Championship, Mason Mount had every reason to stay with the Rams.
With the club historically never doing well with the academy players, Mason Mount staying put would have made sense. However, things changed quite a bit once Frank Lampard was appointed the club’s manager. The former England international decided to rely more on the club’s obviously amazing pool of academy talent and Mason Mount was one of the first names.
And in order to ensure that the youngster doesn’t contemplate his future, the Blues have successfully engineered a contract extension that would keep Mason Mount at Stamford Bridge for five years.
While speaking to The Standard after signing the contract Mason Mount said that he wants to play at Chelsea for a long time.
“It’s a massively proud moment for myself and my family,” said Mount.
“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.”
And Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia knew that signing Mason Mount to a long-term deal was always the right move.
“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.”