Chelsea man won’t ‘make the cut’ in new era and ‘will be sold,’ thinks pundit

Ciaran McCarthy
Mason Mount, Chelsea, February 2023

Simon Jordan does not believe Mason Mount will “make the cut” in terms of Chelsea’s “new way of building and buying” and as such “will be sold” by the club.

After a January window in which eight players were signed for north of £200million, some people might have expected a quiet period at the club. However, reports surrounding Mount’s future have been circulating of late.

Indeed, the attacking-midfielder’s future is up in the air, as he apparently wants a better deal at the club. He has reportedly rejected ‘several offers’ from the Blues of late and talks have been shelved for the time being.

Mount is in a good negotiation position at the moment. He reportedly wants his wage ‘tripled’ and that seems to be the reason he’s not yet accepted a new deal.

Having seen the club spend freely over the last couple of windows, it seems fair for him to demand a big deal. He knows the club can afford to pay big sums, and he’s an important member of the side.

That he’s missed just one game all season – starting the majority of the others – showcases that importance. If Chelsea don’t want to pay him, there will be sides waiting in the wings that will: Liverpool and Manchester United have both been linked.

talkSPORT presenter Jordan feels the club won’t see him as somebody who fits into their new regime and he’ll be offloaded as a result.

“Mason Mount I think is one of those that is not going to make the cut in Chelsea’s new way of building and buying,” he said.

“Because he’s on Chelsea’s balance sheet as a zero cost because he’s an academy payer, then I very much think he could be one of those that are sold.

“I think Mason Mount will be sold by Chelsea. The problem is, who buys him at top money and who pays him top money? That I don’t know.”

If the Blues don’t want to pay Mount a big contract, they’ll have to think about selling. It wouldn’t be a massive surprise if one of Liverpool or United were to pay a decent sum for him.

Indeed, they’d be taking a player from a direct rival and strengthening their own side in the process. Other sides could also join the pursuit if Chelsea do decide to let Mount go.

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