Chelsea: Law expects club to offer Mason Mount a new deal

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Journalist Matt Law has told the London Is Blue Podcast that he expects Mason Mount to sign an extension with Chelsea.

Mount’s deal with the Blues expires in the summer of 2024, so there’s plenty of time to negotiate a new deal. The midfielder has been with the club since he was a youth player, taking on loan spells at Vitesse Arnhem and Derby County.

His focus at the minute is on England and the World Cup, with Mount starting against Iran and the United States for Gareth Southgate’s side.

The relationship between the club, Mount and his representatives seems to be very good, according to Law. Here’s what he had to say: “Talks over Mount’s new contract will resume very quickly after the World Cup. Some of the talks got held up because people with the ownership were away and some of the meetings couldn’t happen before the World Cup.

“The relationship between Mason’s people and the new owners is good. I expect him to sign an extension.”

TIF Thoughts on Law’s comments…

We believe that it makes a lot of sense that Chelsea would want to land Mount a new deal. He’s 23 years old, so he has plenty of years to grow and develop.

He’s not always a player that catches the eye, but the stats do show what he can offer. In comparison to other midfielders over the past year, he’s in the top 5% for shot-creating actions and the top 1% for progressive passes received (as per FBref).

Mount is a player who tends to play a lot better for Chelsea than he does for the Three Lions. Last season, he picked up 21 goal contributions from 32 games, whereas for England, he only has five goals for his country thus far.

There’s still plenty of years left in the tank for Mount, so we think it would be silly for Chelsea not to offer him a new deal. He’ll hope he can replicate last year’s numbers for the Blues this season.

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