Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has in an emotional video revealed his decision to leave the club and join Premier League rivals Manchester United.
The 24-year-old England international expressed gratitude to Chelsea fans for their support over the years but acknowledged that not everyone would be pleased with his move.
“I’ve made the decision to leave Chelsea,” Mount stated. “I know some of you won’t be happy with my decision, but it’s what’s right for me at this moment in my career.”
Mount, who joined Chelsea at the age of six, thanked the club’s academy, backroom staff, former teammates, and the managers he played under, including Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel, and Graham Potter.
Chelsea initially rejected three bids from Manchester United before both clubs reached an agreement. Mount’s transfer to United is reported to be a five-year contract worth £55 million, with an additional £5 million in add-ons.
The midfielder, who has scored 33 goals in 195 appearances for Chelsea since his debut in 2019, missed the end of the previous season due to injury. Chelsea finished in 12th place, their lowest Premier League finish in over 25 years.