Liverpool handed huge transfer boost over £80k-per-week star who’d love to work with Jurgen Klopp
In their pursuit of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, Liverpool appear to have received a major boost.
The 24-year-old has hired a new agent and is “quite likely” to leave his present club in the summer, Fabrizio Romano tweeted this morning (via @FabrizioRomano).
The Reds’ pursuit of the £80,000-per-week England international has two significant advantages, as if that weren’t enough news for them already (as per FBref).
According to Football Insider on Saturday afternoon, ‘Chelsea have told Mason Mount he is free to find a new club‘ after talks over a new contract collapsed, with the player wanting £70,000 more per week than the Blues are willing to offer.
The report adds: ‘Jurgen Klopp admires the playmaker and wants to bring him in as part of a refresh of the Liverpool midfield‘, also stating that the 24-year-old is ‘a big fan‘ of the Reds manager and ‘would jump at the chance to work with him‘.
This report certainly offers massive encouragement to Liverpool towards a transfer potentially being done.
Also, Mount changing his agent would appear to be a significant step which may suggest that he’s eyeing up a possible exit from Chelsea, and sources don’t come much more reliable than Romano.
If indeed the 24-year-old is keen to team up with Klopp, that’s a factor upon which the Reds must capitalise, as is the Blues’ apparent willingness to let him move on from Stamford Bridge.
Football Insider‘s report also cited Manchester United as prospective suitors, so Liverpool can’t afford to allow their arch-rivals to steal in and sign the 36-cap international ahead of them.
There appears to be a lot going in the Anfield club’s favour as regards Mount’s future, so FSG must duly take advantage.
In other news, Mohamed Salah agent speaks out over Liverpool exit rumours