Liverpool “highly likely” to complete deal to sign £60m star midfielder
Liverpool are “highly likely” to sign Mason Mount, some sources have told talkSPORT, with the Reds said to be increasingly confident of completing a deal.
To address his team’s major problems, Jürgen Klopp is certain to add a number of midfielders at the end of the current campaign.
The Liverpool engine room has lacked stability and control, and many supporters have urged Liverpool to recruit Jude Bellingham.
Mason Mount is the latest to be linked with a move to Anfield and with his contract set to expire in June 2024, Liverpool can pounce now to make the most of Chelsea’s failure to tie him down to a new deal earlier
He is, however, demanding wages of £240,000 per week to stay at Chelsea. He may accept less for a move to Liverpool but that is unconfirmed at this point.
According to Alex Crook, Liverpool grow “increasingly confident” of signing Mason Mount. It’s even claimed that “some sources” close to Mount have even described a move to Merseyside as “highly likely”.
Even though Mount has struggled to sustain a level that would justify such a high transfer cost, Klopp has previously regarded him as a player worth £60 million.
In addition to being able to set up crucial opportunities and score goals on his own, Mount’s dribbling and direct running can enable other players like Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, and Mohamed Salah to find space.
Mount has 3 goals and 6 assists in 32 games this season in all competitions. That’s hardly a world-class return but it’s difficult to judge individual Chelsea players given the challenges surrounding their club.
The Englishman had a 13-goals and 16-assists season last year. It is a remarkable return, and Mount probably expects the same of himself.
He has learned this season that his chances are not being converted, which might not be a problem if he signed with Anfield.
With players like Diaz, Salah, Nunez, Gakpo, and Jota on their roster, along with a talented player like Mount, Liverpool’s attacking production is expected to rise overall.