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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount will have to battle his place in the Chelsea team next season, after the Blues completed the signing of Kai Havertz, for a marquee fee from Bayer Leverkusen.
According to German media outlet Bild, Chelsea star Mason Mount is unhappy with the signing of Havertz because his place in the team is now under serious threat.
However, Mount’s father, Tony, who has been a huge part of his son’s career, has laughed off those claims as he responded to the report on Twitter with several laughing face emojis and the word ‘bulls***’.
Havertz showed his quality last season as he scored 12 goals and registered six assists for Leverkusen in the Bundesliga while Mount scored seven goals and provided five assists in the Premier League for the Blues last season.
Mount featured heavily for Frank Lampard’s side, with 54 appearances in all competitions last season.
Despite his strong performance last season, Mount had since indicated that he would be expecting a strong challenge next season, but he was unperturbed as he’d only have to up his game.
The Chelsea academy product said earlier this year: “For me, it’s about having that same attitude I have had since I was six and making sure I never lose it.
“You just have to fight. You know Chelsea can always buy £60 million or £70m or £80m players that are world-class. They want to come here and take my place.
“Just because I am an academy boy and young, that doesn’t mean anything. But the mentality I have means I won’t be pushed over easily.
“I will fight for my position and keep working hard. At a club as big as Chelsea you have to have that mentality. It always stuck with me. It’s why I am here in the first place.”
That’s the spirit Mason Mount.