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Chelsea Midfielder More Likely To Exit This Summer: Should Potter Sanction His Exit?

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According to a report from Football.London, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is more likely to exit this summer as contract extension talks with the Blues continue to stall. It is believed that their Premier League rivals Liverpool are also seriously interested in bringing him aboard, which puts his future at Stamford Bridge up in the air.

Mount’s Struggling 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.

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).

Mason Mount of Chelsea
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Mason Mount of Chelsea warms up prior to the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Southampton FC at Stamford Bridge on February 18, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Mount’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires in the summer of 2024. Thus, Liverpool could potentially sign him for a cut-price fee at the end of this season.

Should Graham Potter Sanction His Exit This Summer?

Mount can get stuck in with a few solid tackles to make life difficult for the opposition at the centre of the park. The English playmaker can also make a few driving runs with the ball in the final third. Furthermore, he is an accurate passer of the ball as well but needs to add more goals and assists to his game if he wants to taste success at the highest level. He is primarily an attacking midfielder but can also fill in as a wide player if needed.

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 midfielder 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.

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