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Chelsea youngster Mason Mount has signed a new five-year contract with the club that will keep at Stamford Bridge until 2024.
Mount is highly rated at the club, and the Blues weren’t keen on losing him, with reports claiming that some other Premier League sides were keen on his signature.
Mount impressed on loan for Derby County last season and has been impressive so far in Chelsea’s pre-season.
Mount has been at Chelsea since he was six and signed at the Under-8 age group. He has twice lifted the FA Youth Cup with the Blues, in 2016 and 2017, and was captain for the latter. He has also helped the Blues win the UEFA Youth League in 2016.
Mount is highly rated and has had two impressive loan spells at Derby County and Vitesse.
Upon signing the new deal, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia told the official Chelsea website: “Mason has come right the way through the Chelsea Academy and has always stood out as a fantastic talent and dedicated individual.
“We have monitored his development extremely closely while he has been out on loan and believe he is now ready to be a member of our squad competing at the top of the Premier League.
“Like another of our Academy graduates, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, we are delighted Mason has committed himself to the club this summer and look forward to an exciting future ahead.”
Mount is expected to remain at the club next season and fight for a place under new boss Frank Lampard.