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Ten Hag told to sign ‘proven’ Chelsea midfielder

Erik ten Hag, Chelsea
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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount could be an ideal signing for Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, according to Dimitar Berbatov.

The 24-year-old Blues graduate enters the final season of his contract this summer. Talks over a new deal have not progressed. Therefore, with United already in the market for midfield reinforcements, Berbatov sees no reason why his old club shouldn’t make a move.

“[Mount] is a talent and I like to see young players making the next step and the next challenge of moving to a bigger club,” the former United striker told Betfred.

“He’s at a big club already, of course, but let’s say if Manchester United can’t sign Jude Bellingham, then why shouldn’t they sign Mason Mount?

“He has the talent and he has proven quality. At the end of the day, when you sign new players, you need to ask yourself whether you need them, where are they going to play and who’s not going to play as a result of a new player coming in. The manager needs to have the answers to these questions.”

Mount has made 192 first-team appearances for Chelsea, scoring 33 goals and assisting 37 times.