Manchester United Signs Mason Mount in £60 Million Deal

Manchester United has reached an agreement with Chelsea to sign Mason Mount, according to sources from ESPN.

The transfer deal involves an initial payment of £55 million ($69.4m) by United, with an additional £5 million ($6.3m) in potential add-ons.

The bonuses that Chelsea will receive from United are heavily dependent on Mount's appearances and success at his new club.

As Mount is currently on vacation, his medical examination with Manchester United is scheduled to take place the following week.

Initially, Chelsea demanded £70 million for the English international, but the two clubs reached a compromise after United's previous bids of £40m, £50m, and £55m were rejected.

Mount, who is 24 years old, was approaching the final year of his contract with Chelsea, and negotiations for a new deal had fallen through. Remaining at Chelsea would have allowed him to leave as a free agent next summer.

 This transfer makes Mason Mount the first signing of manager Erik ten Hag's tenure at Manchester United.

Prior to leaving Chelsea, Mount had made 195 appearances for the club, and he was part of the team that won the Champions League under Thomas Tuchel in 2021.

Personal terms have been agreed upon between Mount and United, and he will undergo a medical examination before joining ten Hag's squad for the preseason tour of the United States, commencing in New York on July 20.

There is a possibility that Mount could make his debut for Manchester United in a friendly match against Leeds United in Oslo on July 12.