Chelsea to offer Mount bumper new contract as he set to join top earners
Chelsea are preparing to offer Mason Mount a bumper new contract that will bring him in line with the club’s highest earners, according to reports.
Mount, a product of Chelsea’s highly-regarded youth system
Became a first-team regular under Frank Lampard at the start of the 2019-20 season
However, and also maintained that role since Thomas Tuchel arrived.
It’s believed the 22-year-old earns around £75,000-a-week at Stamford Bridge
Which is relatively low compared to other members of the squad who share a similar prominence in Tuchel’s plans.
According to Goal, the Blues are preparing to hold talks with the England midfielder and offer him a new wage that would bring him into line with the club’s top earners.
There has been no formal offer from Chelsea yet with the club currently working on new contracts
For defensive trio Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Trevoh Chalobah.
It’s claimed while Mount loves the club and would not hesitate in committing his future to Chelsea
He does recognize that he should be paid a similar wage to the likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
Havertz is believed to earn around £150,000-a-week
While his fellow German Werner takes home around £250,000-a-week.
Mount has made 116 first-team appearances for Chelsea so far in his promising career, scoring 17 goals and providing 16 assists.
He assisted Havertz’s winner in last season’s Champions League final victory over Manchester City
And has started every knockout game from the quarter-finals onwards.
Mount’s form last season saw him win Chelsea’s Player of the Year prize
It is reported his nickname in the dressing room is ‘star boy’ as he continues to impress his team-mates.
Mount is also critical for Gareth Southgate with England and featured heavily at last summer’s European Championships
Through, The Three Lions were beaten finalists by Italy
Earlier this month Mount was also included among the 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or.