John Terry lends his support to Mason Mount following Chelsea departure

Former Chelsea skipper John Terry lends his support to Mason Mount following his move to Manchester United in the summer.

Chelsea graduate Mason Mount has joined Manchester United in the recently concluded transfer window. The 24-year-old midfielder was involved in long-drawn talks with the Blues over a contract extension. But things didn’t go according to his plan. And, he ended up joining the Red Devils.

Mount has been a part of Chelsea since his childhood. He came through the ranks at the club and made it to their first team in the summer of 2019. The 24-year-old slowly went from strength to strength after gaining promotion to their first team.

He even wore the captain’s armband during his time at the club. The England international featured in a total of 195 matches for the Blues and even contributed towards 70 goals. He found the back of the net on 33 occasions and bagged 37 assists. Mount even won the Champions League with his childhood club back in 2021.

The 24-year-old wanted to continue at Chelsea for as long as possible. But, things took a turn last year when he demanded a significant salary hike. The England international wanted to be paid at par with some of the highest earners at the club.

The Blues were ready to extend his stay at the club but they were not ready to meet his demands. With his contract running out, Chelsea decided to cash in on him. And, Manchester United emerged as a potential candidate.

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The Red Devils were keen on bolstering their midfield and Erik ten Hag wanted to land the 24-year-old at the club. As a result, United acquired his services for £60 million in the recently concluded window.

Joining a rival club didn’t really go down well with the Chelsea fans. And, post his moves he has been criticised a lot. But, the Blues’ former skipper John Terry has come in his support. Terry has said that there is another side to this story which the fans are not aware of.

Terry on Mount’s move to United via Daily Mail: ‘Mase is proper Chels through and through. There’s always two sides to a story and I know the other side to it,’

‘I’m not going to air that tonight but there’s another side to the story. Let’s not be too harsh on him when he comes back.’

While he didn’t really pinpoint anything, he has asked the Chelsea fans to not be too harsh on the England international when he returns to Stamford Bridge in April to square up against his childhood club.

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