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Chelsea youngster Mason Mount has signed a new five-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2024.
Mount has committed his future to Chelsea ahead of travelling with the squad on our pre-season trip to Japan.
Upon signing the new deal, the 20-year-old midfielder said: “It’s a massively proud moment for myself and my family. I joined this club at six years old and it was always my goal to play for the first team one day.
“I’m really looking forward to the coming season now and working hard to have an impact here at Chelsea. I’ve been at the club for a long time already and hopefully I’ll stay for a long time to come.”
Mount impressed for Chelsea in the 4-0 win against St Patrick’s in Dublin in the Blues’ pre-season, and he will today join the rest of the squad for the trip to Japan, where we face Kawasaki Frontale and Barcelona.
Under the tutelage of Frank Lampard at Derby County last season, Mount had a terrific season and was close to helping Derby return to the Premier League for the first time since the 2007/08 season.
Mount has been at Chelsea since he was six and signed at the Under-8 age group. The 20-year-old has been likened to Lampard and is an attack-minded midfielder, a strong box-to-box runner with the ability to score from long range.
Lampard is reportedly keen to keep Mount at the club this season as he intends to use the youngster and give him the chance to fight for his shirt in the Chelsea first team.