Real Madrid are reportedly tracking the progress of Mason Mount, but might have an uphill task in convincing Chelsea to part ways with the 22-year-old.
According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Mason Mount is the subject of interest from Real Madrid over a potential move in a future transfer window. However, Chelsea are unwilling to part ways with the 22-year-old midfielder, who is starting to become their talisman.
Mason Mount has been with Chelsea since 2005, having joined their fabled academy as an eight-year-old. And over the course of his time in the Blues’ youth setup, he was widely regarded as one of the brightest young players to have ever emanated from their academy. And since finally getting his big breakthrough at the onset of the 2019/20 season, he has not looked back.
Mount quickly established himself as a key figure under Frank Lampard and has continued to go from strength to strength even after the appointment of Thomas Tuchel. To date, the 22-year-old has made 118 appearances for Chelsea while chipping in with 20 goals and 17 assists along the way. His progress has not gone unnoticed either, with Real Madrid being hot on his trails.
Real Madrid are eyeing midfield reinforcements keeping next summer’s transfer window in mind despite the arrival of Eduardo Camavinga in the summer transfer window. That is because Luka Modric is approaching the end of his glittering career while Toni Kroos and Casemiro are also inching closer to the final phases of their respective playing days.
So, while Camavinga and Federico Valverde will form a part of the long-term core group of players at Real Madrid, an addition option in midfield will be required, especially with Isco and Dani Ceballos likely to be sold by Real Madrid. To that end, Chelsea midfielder Mount is a viable target for Los Blancos.
The report claims that an offer of at least €80 million will need to be tabled for Real Madrid to get any closer to securing the services of Mount. However, the 22-year-old is an indispensable figure for Chelsea now and a move away from Stamford Bridge appears unlikely, with the player reinforcing his status as a pivotal player with a stunning performance against Norwich City.
Instead, it looks like Mount could be a part of the Chelsea first-team setup for the upcoming decade as he continues to establish himself as a talismanic figure under Tuchel, with many even hailing him as a future captain. So, for all intents and purposes, it looks like Real Madrid will need to set their sights elsewhere to bolster their midfield, with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic among their targets.