Liverpool remain favorites to sign £65m Arsenal target
Liverpool are leading the race for the signatures of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount who is on the radar of Arsenal.
Mason Mount is reportedly a target for Liverpool, according to Fabrizio Romano via CaughtOffside. Additionally, they are outpacing Arsenal in the fight for his signings.
The 24-year-old midfielder’s contract at Chelsea has about 15 months left, and many elite teams in Europe are keeping an eye on his situation.
Since his early years, Mount has been a member of the Chelsea system. In the past, the 24-year-old underwent a number of loan transfers in an effort to get first-team experience. Since then, he has become stronger than ever.
The England international made his debut for the Blues back in 2019. And, has since established himself as one of their most important players. The 24-year-old played a big part in their Champions League success a few seasons back.
Mount has featured in over 190 matches and has 70 goal contributions. In the ongoing season, he has been a bit hot and cold. However, he still remains an integral part of their first team. His contract with the club runs until the summer of 2024.
While the talks of a possible contract extension are still on, the player is keen on getting a short-term contract with a big paycheck. And, the Blues are keen on negotiating on their terms. Meanwhile, clubs have started preparing themselves to bid for the 24-year-old midfielder.
Liverpool are front runners for his signatures. They consider him a priority ahead of next season. The Merseyside club have struggled in the ongoing due to an inconsistent midfield. And, their manager Jurgen Klopp is keen on a complete overhaul in the centre of the park.
Romano on the race for Mount’s signatures: “Despite reported interest from Arsenal in Mason Mount, Liverpool remain the favourites for the Chelsea midfielder as they consider Mount one of the priorities,”
“But it all depends on Chelsea new deal negotiations and also the Chelsea manager situation. I think it’s not about Champions League football, it’s about the project; the real timing for Mount decision will be May/June, not now for sure.”
He is a big admirer of the player and believes his arrival could bolster their squad. And, also help revive the club. The midfielder, who has a €65 million market value, is a versatile player who can feature in multiple positions across the pitch and the interest in his services is quite understandable.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are keen on having the 24-year-old midfielder in their ranks. The Gunners have done wonders in the ongoing season. But, their manager is desperate for further reinforcement in the centre of the park despite signing Jorginho in the winter window.
He wants a versatile central midfielder who can contribute on both ends of the pitch. And, Mount perfectly fits the bill. However, Romano believes that Arsenal are currently behind Chelsea in the race for his signatures.
Mount’s future will depend on what happens with the negotiations between the Blues and the player. And, there will be more clarity about it after the end of the ongoing season.