Mason Mount confirms Chelsea exit as Manchester United schedule official announcement

Mason Mount has confirmed his imminent exit to Chelsea supporters with a goodbye message on his Instagram account. 

The 24-year-old was pictured in Cheshire today after completing his medical with Manchester United ahead of his impending £60 million transfer to Old Trafford.

He will sign a five-year deal, keeping him as a Red until 2028 with the option to extend a further year.

Prior to his agreement with the Red Devils, it was already expected that he would be leaving Chelsea this summer. His contract was due to expire at the end of next season and Mount had rejected numerous offers to extend his stay with the London club, where he has been since he was six years old.

United will reportedly announce his arrival on Wednesday morning, having given the Englishman time to express his gratitude to Chelsea and their supporters.

Mount’s departing message

Addressing Blues fans on Instagram, Mount said: “Hi Chelsea fans. Given the speculation over the last six months, this may not come as a surprise to you. But it doesn’t make it any easier to tell you that I’ve made the decision to leave Chelsea. I felt you deserve more than just a written statement so I wanted to tell you directly how grateful I’ve been for all of your support over the last 18 years. I know some of you won’t be happy with my decision, but it’s what’s right for me at this moment in my career.

“I joined Chelsea when I was six years old and we’ve been through a lot together. Winning the Youth Cup, my Player of the Year awards, the Super Cup, the Club World Cup and of course that unforgettable night when we won the Champions League.

“I want to say thank you to the academy, Jim (Fraser) and Neil (Bath) for being so influential to me from such a young age. The managers I’ve worked under, Frank (Lampard), Thomas (Tuchel) and Graham (Potter). The backroom staff, the unsung heroes of Cobham, all my teammates over the years that have become my brothers, my family for the continuous love and support, and most importantly, you guys for sticking with me throughout. Wish you all the best.”

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