If Newcastle United’s interest in Chelsea’s Mason Mount is genuine, then they will definitely be buoyed by what Fabrizio Romano has had to say.
Fabrizio Romano reveals Mount-Chelsea contract talks stalled
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Romano has spoken of how the potential extension of Mount’s contract is still dragging on.
With the dynamic midfielder’s contract due to expire next summer, Chelsea know they will need to resolve this situation sooner rather than later, but are finding it difficult to come to an agreement with Romano claiming that the big stumbling block is the length of the contract being offered.
Romano said: “The discussion is still ongoing but at the moment there is still no agreement. The key point of the conversation is the length of the contract. We know Chelsea are doing very long contracts for their players like, seven, eight years and Mason Mount is not accepting the current conditions. They are still speaking and discussing. There is still no agreement between Chelsea and Mason Mount”
Mount has been at Chelsea since the age of six, so any move away would prove to be a big deal for him and as such any offer made to lure him away would have to be extremely tantalising. However, with Chelsea’s bloated midfield, he may be thinking that now is the time to move on and try to make a name for himself elsewhere.
Newcastle will have some familiar faces for Mount
The biggest test Newcastle would face in trying to bring the England star to St James’ Park would be that age-old question of ‘would a player really move to Newcastle over the bright lights of London?’. Hopefully he does and we can finally put that facile argument to bed for good.
Given Newcastle’s new-found ambition and how quickly they’ve turned around their fortunes, a move to Tyneside should be a a draw for any player; especially if we can offer European football next season. Mason Mount will also have a few familiar faces in the dressing room with Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson who were all in Qatar with Mount on World Cup duty with England.
A signing like Mason Mount would be a huge statement of intent by the club. Let’s make it happen.