Mason Mount has reportedly completed his move to Manchester United from Premier League rivals Chelsea for a fee of £55 million rising to £60m with bonuses.
It is a transfer that has seen Erik ten Hag secure his first signing for Manchester United this summer, with Mason Mount set to battle with Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes for the attacking midfield positions.
The Mount deal was a saga that lasted for months, with Chelsea rejecting three bids from United before finally accepting a fourth that totalled £60m, with a £55m fee and a further £5m in add-ons.
These add-ons have been described as “difficult” on multiple occasions, with Andy Mitten now revealing the conditions needed in order for these add-ons to be triggered.
Mount is said to need to win multiple trophies over the coming seasons, playing the majority of the games, for the £5m add-on to be activated.
Further to this it is reported that Mount was desperate to join the club, with one source telling Mitten: “Great lad, great attitude and ability. He was desperate to join us and he’s desperate to win.”
As United secured Mount’s signature, Mitten explained that they were not the only club who wanted Mount.
Jurgen Klopp was a “long-time admirer” of Mount, making it clear that he would be interested in signing him for Liverpool. Mikel Arteta actually thought Mount would sign for Arsenal.
Ten Hag was a significant factor in Mount choosing Manchester United, as he spoke in detail with Mount about how he could help develop him as a player.
Ten Hag talked with Mount about the different positions he could play and was also reportedly impressed by the number of games he’d played for Chelsea before a dip last season.
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