Chelsea have agreed a new five-year contract with midfielder Mason Mount as the club continue to secure the futures of their young stars.
Having already tied Ruben Loftus-Cheek to a five-year deal, Chelsea have now made sure Mount is committed to the club until at least 2024.
The contract is a reward for Mount’s superb season on loan at Derby County under Frank Lampard last season, during which he also won an England call-up.
Mount scored in Chelsea’s pre-season friendly victory over St Patrick’s at the weekend and travel with Lampard’s first-team squad to Japan today.
On signing his new deal, 20-year-old Mount said: “It’s a massively proud moment for myself and my family. I joined this club at six years old and it was always my goal to play for the first team one day. I’m really looking forward to the coming season now and working hard to have an impact here at Chelsea. I’ve been at the club for a long time already and hopefully, I’ll stay for a long time to come.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “Mason has come right the way through the Chelsea Academy and has always stood out as a fantastic talent and dedicated individual. We have monitored his development extremely closely while he has been out on loan and believe he is now ready to be a member of our squad competing at the top of the Premier League.
“Like another of our Academy graduates, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, we are delighted Mason has committed himself to the club this summer and look forward to an exciting future ahead.”