London, Jul 5 (EFE).- Manchester United confirmed Wednesday the signing of English midfielder Mason Mount for 55 million pounds ($69.8m) plus another five million in addons.
In a statement, United said Mount had signed a deal that will run until June 2028, with the option of a further year.
“It’s never easy leaving the club where you grew up, but Manchester United will provide an exciting new challenge for the next phase of my career,” Mount said.
“Everyone can see that the club has made big steps forward under Erik ten Hag. Having met with the manager and discussed his plans, I couldn’t be more excited for the seasons ahead, and am ready for the hard work expected here.”
Mount, who said goodbye to boyhood club Chelsea in a video message on social media on Tuesday, left Stamford Bridge after failing to reach an agreement on a contract renewal.
Chelsea have thus decided to cash in on a player who was entering the last year of his contract and would have been able to leave for free next summer.
The English international, a Champions League winner with Chelsea, joined the club at the age of six and rose through the youth ranks before going out on loan to Derby County, where he played under former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, who later gave Mount his chance in the first team at Stamford Bridge. EFE