Manchester United transfer news now: United have completed their first signing of the summer
Manchester United has officially confirmed the signing of Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount. The England international’s move to Old Trafford had been the subject of intense speculation, which was put to rest after Mount’s announcement on social media acknowledging his departure from Stamford Bridge.
Following a medical examination conducted at United’s training ground, the Red Devils wasted no time in making the news official. Mount, 24, has put pen to paper on a contract that runs until 2028, with an option to extend for a further 12 months. Speaking to the club’s official website, the talented midfielder expressed his enthusiasm for the new challenge that awaits him at Manchester United.
“It’s never easy leaving the club where you grew up, but Manchester United will provide an exciting new challenge for the next phase of my career,” Mount said. “Having competed against them, I know just how strong a squad it is that I’m joining, and I can’t wait to be part of this group’s drive to win major trophies.”
He also acknowledged the progress made by the club under manager Erik ten Hag, adding, “Having met with the manager and discussed his plans, I couldn’t be more excited for the seasons ahead, and am ready for the hard work expected here.”
Mount’s move to Manchester United marks the end of his remarkable 18-year association with Chelsea, having joined the club at the age of six. After breaking into the first team under Frank Lampard during the transfer embargo season, he quickly established himself as a key contributor, impressing with seven goals and six assists in his debut Premier League campaign.
In total, Mount has made 195 appearances for Chelsea, registering 33 goals and 37 assists. His contributions played a significant role in Chelsea’s triumphs in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel.
However, the talented midfielder experienced a challenging final year at Stamford Bridge, coinciding with contract negotiations that failed to reach a satisfactory resolution with Chelsea’s owners. As a result, Mount turned his attention elsewhere, ultimately committing his future to Manchester United.
With his ambition to win major trophies and his proven ability to perform at the highest level, Mount’s arrival at Old Trafford is expected to bolster United’s midfield and provide a fresh dimension to their attacking play. United fans will eagerly anticipate the impact he will make in the seasons to come as the club seeks to reclaim its place among the elite in English and European football.