Midfielder Mason Mount has confirmed leaving Chelsea for Manchester United ahead of the 2023-24 English Premier League.
Mount was with Chelsea for 18 years. He first played for the London club in the EPL in 2019.
“Given the speculation over the last six months this may not come as a surprise to you, but it doesn’t make it any easier to tell that I’ve made the decision to leave Chelsea,” said Mount.
“I know some of you won’t be happy with my decision, but it is what’s right for me at this moment in my career.
“I wanted to tell you how grateful I’ve been for all of your support over the last 18 years.”
What Manchester United said about Mason Mount
Manchester United ended the 2022-23 EPL in third position and have qualified for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
Mount has signed a five-year contract with the option for an extra year.
Manchester United football director John Murtough added: “Mason is an extremely intelligent footballer and has so many fantastic technical qualities that will significantly add to our squad.
“We have admired his talents for a long time, so we are delighted that he has chosen to take the next steps in his career here at Old Trafford.
“His style of play and attributes are a perfect fit for this squad, and we all believe that he will only improve further working with Erik ten Hag and his coaching staff.”