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Chelsea Midfielder Continues To Be Linked With Several Clubs: Can Potter Afford To Lose him?

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According to a report from Football.London, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is being pursued by the likes of Newcastle United, Liverpool and Manchester United as his contract at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer of 2024.  It is understood that the English attacker could exit at the end of this season for a cut-price fee if the Blues do not offer him a contract extension.

Mount’s Campaign With Chelsea So Far This Season

Mount is having a tough campaign at Stamford Bridge as he has struggled to find consistency with his contributions for the West London club in the final third. The English sensation has participated in 32 matches for Chelsea this season, netting three goals and picking up three assists in the process across multiple competitions.

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Still, the 24-year-old deserves a lot of credit for averaging 1.4 tackles, 1.4 shots, 1.3 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League football. He has even been accurate when distributing the ball on the attacking end of the field based on his pass success rate of 80.3% in the English top flight (stats via whoscored).

Mount is under contract at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2024. Thus, any club interested in him could potentially sign him for a cut-price fee at the end of this season.

Can Chelsea Afford To Lose Him At The End Of This Season?

Mason Mount is an attacking midfielder who typically plays in the central or left-attacking midfield position. He is known for his technical ability, versatility, and work ethic on the field. His playstyle is characterized by his excellent dribbling skills, quick feet, and close control of the ball.

In addition to that, he doesn’t mind putting his foot into a tackle, and he can shoot the ball with power and accuracy from long range. Mount has got the vision to engineer a few clear-cut chances for his teammates up top when he is playing with confidence on the pitch.

At 24, the English playmaker will only get better over the coming seasons, so Graham Potter should consider offering him a new contract before the summer transfer window in order to avoid losing him for a cut-price fee. He could play a crucial role in the attacking department; hence it would be a huge blow for the blues if the competing clubs in the Premier League acquire his signature at the end of this season.

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