Mason Mount confirms his move to Manchester United, posting an emotional farewell video message to Chelsea fans on Instagram after completing his medical at Carrington..
The 24-year-old thought it was crucial to address Chelsea’s supporters in a video message because of his deep connection with the team.
The Champions League victory in 2021 was one of Mount’s favorite memories from his time at Chelsea.
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Speaking on Instagram, Mount said: ‘Hi Chelsea fans, 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 you I’ve made the decision to leave Chelsea.
‘I feel you deserve more than just a written statement so I wanted to tell you directly how grateful I’ve been for all of your support over the last 18 years.
‘I know some of you won’t be happy with my decision but it’s what’s right for me at this moment in my career.
‘I joined Chelsea when I was six years old and we’ve been through a lot together, winning the Youth Cup, my player of the year awards, the Super Cup, the Club World Cup, and of course that unforgettable night when we won the Champions League.
‘I want to say thank you to the academy Jim and Neil for being so influential from such a young age. The managers I’ve worked under, Frank, Thomas and Graham.
The backroom staff, the unsung heroes of Cobham, all of my team-mates over the years that have become my brothers, my family for the continuous love and support and most importantly you guys for sticking with me throughout. Wish you all the best’.