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Mason Mount agrees to join Manchester United for five years

Mason Mount has joined Manchester United on a five year deal with an option further year.

The 24-year-old midfielder is Ten Hag’s first signing of the summer in a transfer deal worth an initial £55m, plus a possible £5m in add-ons.

“Having met with the manager, and discussed his plans, I couldn’t be more excited for the seasons ahead,” said England international Mount.

“Everyone can see that the club has made big steps forward under Erik ten Hag. I am hugely ambitious; I know how amazing it feels to win major trophies and what it takes to do it. I will be giving everything to experience that again at Manchester United

He will wear a number 7 shirt last won by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Chelsea rejected United’s first three bids for Mount before an agreement was reached. The London club spent £600m last season and needed to sell to ease Financial Fair Play (FFP) concerns.

They preferred not to lose a player who joined them aged six, but were unable to negotiate a new contract with his deal set to expire next year.

“It’s never easy leaving the club where you grew up, but Manchester United will provide an exciting new challenge for the next phase of my career,” Mount added.
Having competed against them, I know just how strong a squad it is that I’m joining, and I can’t wait to be part of this group’s drive to win major trophies.”

Mount, who has scored 33 goals in 195 appearances for Chelsea since making his senior debut in 2019, missed the end of the domestic season with injury as the Blues came 12th – their lowest finish for more than 25 years.

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