Stan Collymore thinks Chelsea man would be “absolutely perfect” for Newcastle

Stan Collymore’s column for Caughtoffside always produces some interesting Chelsea related snippets, and this week is no different.

The hot story at the moment – apart from Graham Potter’s future – is Mason Mount’s future. The midfielder has not signed a new contract yet, meaning he will be available on a free in 18 months time.

That has led lots of sources to conclude he could be sold this summer.

Collymore is more interested in the buying than the selling in this case. He looks at it from Newcastle’s point of view, after the Magpies have been increasingly linked to Mount as an option.

“Personally, I would be very surprised if he left,” Collymore said in his exclusive interview with the website.

“He’s one of their own and has the potential to finish his career as a bit of a legend like John Terry and Frank Lampard, but, obviously, with 18 months left on his deal and no agreement to renew it yet, it is possible that he leaves in the summer.

“If the lad is seriously considering his future, a switch to Newcastle would be absolutely perfect for him. I wonder if Howe and the Magpies’ hierarchy feels the same way.

“Mount is not only the type of energetic player who would fit the Geordies’ system brilliantly, but he’s also an English Champions League winner who hasn’t yet his prime so he’d be a huge signing and would send a major signal of intent.”

Worryingly, we think he’s right, and we think the project that is building in the North East could really tempt Mount too. They will have Champions League football and more than enough money to make it happen.

Our ownership is going to have to make a really tempting offer.

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