Chelsea are reportedly ready to reward midfielder Mason Mount with a new and improved contract following his impressive form over the past couple of seasons.
Mount has made huge progress and has established himself as a key player for club and country – including playing in the heart of England’s midfield at Euro 2020 this summer.
The 22-year-old, who has been on Chelsea’s books since the age of six, signed a five-year deal worth £75,000-a-week just over two years ago and has since lifted the Champions League trophy with the Blues.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to reward midfielder Mason Mount with a new and improved deal
Manager Thomas Tuchel has made it very clear how big a fan he is of the Chelsea player
At the point of signing the new contract, he had never played a Premier League game for the club while he has missed just four of the Blues’ 79 matches since since.
And 90min report that he is set to see his earnings double to £150,000-a-week.
Manager Thomas Tuchel has made it very clear how big a fan he is of the player he inherited from former Blues manager Frank Lampard, who took Mount on loan for one season at Derby in the 2018-19 season.
‘He is incredibly talented and even more importantly, he has the personality at a very young age to keep his feet on the ground, to arrive every day with a smile on his face,’ Tuchel told Sky Sports earlier this year.
Mount (right) has been used in most of Chelsea’s match so far this season under Tuchel
‘Mason is simply happy to be out there on the pitch and playing football. It doesn’t make a difference if he is playing short-sided games, or four against four or if he plays out there in boxes.
‘It’s what he would do if he was not a professional player – he would be in the park and would do the same stuff and I have a feeling he is very aware of how he arrived at this point in his career.
‘It makes him very self-confident, it makes him appear very humble and very hungry to learn and these are the big circumstances to have a big career.
‘He is crucial for our game, he is an absolutely key player and he deserves all the support that we give him.’
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