Mason Mount looks set to depart Chelsea over the coming days with a move to Manchester United on the cards.
The 24-year-old endured a frustrating 2022/23 campaign as he dropped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
Mount has been a mainstay in the Chelsea first team since his debut in 2019 under Frank Lampard.
Now, the boyhood Chelsea fan and academy graduate looks set to join rivals Manchester United.
Will it be a decision the club comes to regret in the next few years?
Will Chelsea miss Mason Mount?
Removing the sentimentality of an academy graduate thriving in the first team, Chelsea will miss Mount considerably once he leaves.
Obviously, the fans can relate to him but also his energetic, tireless displays have been important for a variety of reasons.
Going forwards, the England international has contributed hugely. The 2021/22 campaign was his best in a Chelsea shirt, scoring 11 and assisting 10 under Thomas Tuchel.
In four seasons, Mount has contributed to 49 goals and assists in 193 games, averaging a goal contribution once every 3.9 games. At just 24, there’s room for this number to improve with plenty of time to develop.
At just 24, there’s more room for Mount to continue developing and Pochettino could have been the ideal manager for him considering his commitment to progressing young players.
Why is Mount leaving?
Considering the number of players that have been brought into the club over the last 12 months, there is seemingly some give-in moving players on.
With 12 months left on his contract, Mount will seemingly be the latest casualty to leave Stamford Bridge despite his importance within the team.
Not only that, but the 24-year-old contract expires next year and with contract talks stalling, Chelsea are looking to cash in rather than lose the player for nothing which will undoubtedly leave a huge hole when it comes to FFP.