Man Utd told Mason Mount is ‘not the type of player’ they need amid £60m transfer deal

Mason Mount has been backed to succeed at Manchester United amid his £60million move from Chelsea.
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Former Chelsea star Glen Johnson believes Mason Mount will be a success at Manchester United despite not being the ‘type of player’ the club needs.

Mount is making the switch from West London to Old Trafford on a deal worth a reported £60million after weeks of conversations between the two clubs. The England international is one of the best players to have come out of the Chelsea academy system in recent years, but amid huge investment from the Blues, he is one player set to move away Stamford Bridge.

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He had one year remaining on his deal and, per a number of reports, was not prepared to sign a new contract as he explored a move away from Chelsea.

Mount remains one of the most talented young English players, and United will get a starting calibre midfielder for a reduced price due to the 24-year-old only having the 12 months left to run on his deal in London.

Former Chelsea and England star Johnson has been discussing the deal with Betfred, and while he does not think Mount is the player United need right now, he does believe the midfielder will succeed with his new club.

“Yes, I do think he will be a success at Manchester United,” said Johnson. “Things didn’t work out for him during his final year at Chelsea and he had his injuries, but he’s still a bloody good player. I’m not sure that he’s the type of player that Manchester United need right now, but I do believe he will get himself into the team and ultimately improve the side.

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“Regarding whether Mason will ruin his relationship with the Chelsea fans, then if he made this move a year ago then yes, I believe the club’s fans would have been very angry, but right now, then I don’t think they would be that bothered. I know he was a player that came through the academy, but he hasn’t been playing and he had injuries on top of that, so I think the Chelsea fans would have struggled to accept it more if Mason was their main man.”

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