Date: 5th July 2023 at 11:22am
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One of the longest transfer sagas of the summer so far has finally come to an end, with Manchester United completing the signing of Mason Mount from Chelsea. 

The Red Devils announced on Wednesday morning that the midfielder had joined the club from their rivals.

Mount, 24, has signed a five-year contract with United that also includes the option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.

Although the fee for the player hasn’t yet been disclosed, it had been widely reported that Mount would cost around £60 million.

The England international’s previous contract with the Blues was set to expire next summer and, despite Chelsea trying to persuade him to sign a new deal, it became clear that Mount was intent on leaving Stamford Bridge.

A two-time winner of the Blues’ player of the year award, Mount, made a total of 195 appearances for his previous club across all competitions.

Having graduated from the club’s youth academy, he made his senior debut in 2019 and played a key role for the club during his spell in the first team.

Mount has left Chelsea to join rivals Manchester United

In 2021, Mount played a crucial part in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph, providing the assist for Kai Havertz to score the winning goal in the final against Manchester City.

In total, he scored 33 goals and provided 37 assists for the Blues across all competitions.

Mount also lifted the Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup during his time in west London, although his move to Old Trafford will allow him to compete in the Champions League next term, whereas the Blues will miss out having finished 12th in the Premier League table last season.

The Englishman is the latest star to leave Chelsea this summer, with owner Todd Boehly and new manager Mauricio Pochettino overhauling the squad ahead of the upcoming season.

Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Kalidou Koulibaly and Ruben Lofuts-Cheek have all departed the club so far during the summer transfer window, and a number of other fringe players are also expected to be moved in before the start of the new season.

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