Manchester United kicked off the summer spending by striking a deal for midfielder Mason Mount.
Beginning the summer by signing a ‘number seven’ is a bold way to get started in the window. Mason Mount is now a Manchester United player and he told the club website he can’t wait to begin.
The midfielder’s arrival was discussed on MUTV’s The Debate and former players Wes Brown and David May both believe the deal is an astute one.
Mount, 24, has cost United £55 million plus £5 million in add-ons.
Mason Mount signing reaction
Both pundits praised Manchester United’s acquisition of Mason Mount, who left Chelsea after nightmare season for the Blues.
Wes Brown explained: “Very good, I think it’s for decent money as well. Chelsea had to get rid of some players but Erik has looked at Mason Mount and I think he’s really happy to bring him in, especially for the amount he has.
“I think he’s a great addition, something that we need in that midfield, so we’ve got a bit of variation now. Hopefully more to come, very happy with him.
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“He’ll be up for this, he’ll be wanting to show everybody he is worth every penny.”
Brown’s view that Manchester United should have ‘more to come’, in terms of future transfers, is one echoed by the fanbase.
A striker and a goalkeeper are needed, and possibly more cover for Casemiro too if United can afford it.
But the view of the Mount deal, is that it is a coup for Manchester United.
David May was keen to point out that Mount is not overpriced, despite his deal at Chelsea being set to expire next year.
He added: “He’s a clever player. £60 million last year of his contract is it a lot of money? It’s irrelevant really.
“What you’ve got is a player for the next five years whos a top top player not even in his prime yet.”
Mount has signed a deal to 2028 with an extra option to 2029, picking Old Trafford as the club for his long-term future.