The England and Chelsea midfielder has posted an iconic photo ahead of the new season.

Mason Mount has paid homage to the great Muhammed Ali in his latest Instagram post as the midfielder prepares for his Chelsea return ahead of new season.

The 22-year-old is currently on holiday following England’s impressive Euro 2020 campaign, where the Three Lions narrowly missed out on the trophy as they lost to Italy in a penalty shootout in the final.

Mount has now taken to Instagram to provide a pre-season update.

The picture pays tribute to legendary boxer Ali, who took a picture in a Miami swimming pool back in 1961 at the age of 19.

Ali had been training in the swimming pool as it ups resistence and whilst it is not clear whether Mount has been training but however, he is certainly in good spirits following Chelsea’s Champions League win as he enjoys his time off.

It hasn’t been reported when Mount and co are are set to return following the international games for their country but with 24 days to go until the start of the new season, he will return to Cobham soon.

Mount’s teammates were less than impressed with his upload, as Tammy Abraham commented “Mase…”.

England and Chelsea teammate Ben Chilwell weighed in on the picture too, saying: “What am I seeing?”

Former Blue Fikayo Tomori was left baffled as he replied “What am I seeing?”

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Finally, defender Antonio Rudiger left it short and sweet as he said “Please”alongside a face palming emoji.

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