Barcelona target Chelsea star Mason Mount

The midfield department of the Barcelona squad needs quality additions this summer.

According to multiple reports emanating from England, Barcelona are targeting Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount.

The midfielder banged in 8 goals and provided 12 assists in 43 matches this season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.

Mason Mount
Mason Mount

The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in England. Mount has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 4 goals in 27 senior appearances for the England national team.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Adding a midfielder remains Barcelona’s top priority this summer and Xavi will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.

The England international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Xavi wants to target in the summer transfer window.

Barcelona
Barcelona

The 23-year-old will offer the Barcelona boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Xavi’s side.

According to the report, “Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is being linked with Barcelona. Foot Mercato says Barca are in the market for a new, free-scoring attacking midfielder this summer. Mount features high on the agenda, along with Christopher Nkunku, of RB Leipzig. England midfielder Mount, 23, has a contract with Chelsea to 2024 and is being tipped as a future captain. However, there’s a belief that Chelsea’s ownership doubts has offered an opening to Barca to tempt him to Spain for next season.”

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Barcelona will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Chelsea to the negotiating table. Barca have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.

Chelsea would be wise to keep the England international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.

Mason Mount ideal fit for Barcelona?

Signing the 23-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Xavi.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Barcelona.

How strong that interest is and whether Barcelona will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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