Think Chelsea will regret this. Not losing him to United, but losing him to anyone.
The Chelsea academy had a really good reputation. And in recent years Mason Mount was the poster boy, the blue print if you like. Guess you could use Saka as an example for us if you want to compare. But the way it’s ending for Mount at Chelsea is not a good look for them at all.
Tbf, Poch was apparently keen for Mount to stay but Mount’s relationship with the current board is beyond repair. Sounds oddly familiar with Rice.
Think he would’ve been the ideal player to replace Xhaka as a more advanced midfielder. He’s well balanced and I feel in a healthier environment and under a manager that knew how to use him he would do well.
We have to be a bit realistic. Rice is the priority, we’ve gotta get that over the line, if Mount is still available by then, good. I don’t think he will be, and if he is, I presume this Man Utd transfer will be really far down the line for us to jump in.
I just hope Chelsea and Mount rinse Man Utd in the process.
I don’t think we can judge Edu really until the end of the transfer window, after it has slammed shut. Obviously would be massive if we got a deal for Rice done early, but there is a lot to do over the summer.
We will all make judgements at the end of the window, but in reality, even at that stage it’s a bit premature when none of us have seen how it all translates in terms of the team performance. I wasn’t very enamoured with signing Ramsdale or White, particularly due to the transfer fees, and I was resoundingly wrong on both counts.