ESPN have reported that Man City, alongside Liverpool and Manchester United are ‘monitoring’ the future of Mason Mount, as he is yet to extend his current contract, which expires in 2024.
The England international’s form has seen a significant decline this season, which has seen his stock reach an all-time low. However, there is no denying that ever since rising up the ranks for the Blues, he has been one of the Premier League’s finest midfielders.
But now, it seems like Man City as well as Liverpool and Manchester United have spotted the chance to sign Mason Mount next summer.
Man City joined by Liverpool & Manchester United to sign Mason Mount
The Sky Blues could well lose a midfielder next season, with Bernardo Silva constantly linked with an exit, despite a report once stating that Barcelona have ruled themselves out of the race, with PSG emerging as a potentially leading candidate for his signature.
Now, ESPN have claimed while Man City, Liverpool and Manchester United have entered a three-horse race to sign Mason Mount, the player himself is not being granted a significant increase in terms on his weekly wages (£80,000-a-week).
The player wishes to be rewarded for being a senior player at the club and an established presence in the England set-up, while he is also not open to committing to the long-term contracts that are currently commonplace at Stamford Bridge.
The bad news for Man City, alongside Liverpool and Manchester United is that the Englishman is not pushing to leave Chelsea yet, and new rounds of contracts are expected to begin.
Phil Foden has previously raved about his fellow countryman in an interview with the Times, saying, “I like Mase [Mason Mount] a lot and Madders [James Maddison] as well, the way he plays. Players who can receive it in the pocket on the half-turn and can make the killer pass or shoot from distance.”
Well, if the ‘Stockport Iniesta’ is fan of Mount, only time will tell whether Man City will do their best to pair them alongside each other in sky blue, while beating Liverpool and Manchester United to his signature.