Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter to air their thoughts after Roman Abramovich’s advisor, Piet de Visser, ‘warned’ the Chelsea owner about selling Mason Mount.
Following a report from The Athletic, which was shared to Twitter by @TheBlues__ on Tuesday, Chelsea’s Russian owner has reportedly been warned not to make a similar mistake to what the club did with Kevin De Bruyne.
With fans still reeling from the world-class midfielder slipping through the Blues’ fingers, supporters were quick to rule out the chance of it happening again.
He already knew it.He won't repeat the same mistake now.
— Billy Gilmour (@BillyGilmourSZN) October 29, 2019
Entirely different situation tbh. We have a manager who 1) rates him
And 2) plays him. MM not even anywhere near in consideration to be sold
— Jay Done Sancho (@SanchoABlue) October 29, 2019
I think he already got the point
— No_One (@IaMhAyWhY1) October 29, 2019
— Franklincredible (@_Trigga23) October 29, 2019
The 28-year-old Belgian spent two years at Stamford Bridge, being loaned out to KRC Genk, Werder Bremen and VfL Wolfsberg before his final loan move became permanent in 2014.
Across his time with the Blues, the midfielder made only nine appearances for Chelsea in league and cup after being bought for £7.2 million (per Tranfermarkt).
Following his departure from Chelsea for £19.8 million, De Bruyne was signed by Manchester City for £68.4 million in 2015 – where the Belgian has since nailed down his world-class reputation (via Manchester Evening News).
Abramovich’s advisor, De Visser – who was reportedly furious over letting De Bruyne go – has since warned Chelsea’s owner not to make the same mistake with youngster Mason Mount, however, some fans were surprised by the comparison between the two.
KDB and Mount in the same sentence pic.twitter.com/vHDbmVMDyt
— ? (@JorginhoRegista) October 29, 2019
— Elite (@EliteOdoi) October 29, 2019
What do we think?
It is doubtless that Chelsea let one of the most talented players of a generation slip through their fingers.
You would also hope lessons had been learned after a similar situation with Mohamed Salah (via Talksport).