We’ve been convinced for some time that Chelsea have made a mess of Mason Mount’s contract negotiations, but it’s only now becoming clear just how much of a mess it is.
The Blues have been deadlocked for a while, and to counter some recent whispers that they may be willing to make a final offer, Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard, revealed that their last offer was a “lucrative one year deal.”
Mason Mount is also a major doubt for the Newcastle game having been ruled out tonight. It would be a sad way to end a glorious run at Chelsea if no deal can be thrashed out. The last offer was a lucrative one-year deal. #cfc https://t.co/6BdDBMOagw
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) May 25, 2023
We assume by this he means a one year extension, as Mount still has a year left on his current deal.
A one year deal would improve his transfer value, but also give the club another year to try and sort out a longer deal.
However a player like Mount is going to just see it as an insult, as lucrative as it may be. How can he watch new players who have proved nothing being handed colossal 7 year deals while he, a double player of the year winner, is being offered a year at a time.
If he wasn’t insulted before, he will be now. Can you really blame him? The club who raised him are now getting rid of him to cash in and pay for the monster contracts offered to others.
Some Chelsea fans are still defending the owners and claiming that they’re doing their best to get the fan favourite signed up long term. What these revelations are gradually making clear is that that is patently untrue.