Mason Mount’s transfer drama is nearing an end, with Manchester United close to finalizing a deal for the midfielder.
Following a rough season with the Blues, the England and Chelsea midfielder is ready to leave his boyhood club. Despite spending over £500 million in both transfer windows in 2022/23, they ended in the bottom half of the Premier League league.
Mount will now try to relaunch his career at Manchester United, where a transfer agreement has apparently been completed between the two parties.
Mount’s acquisition helps Erik Ten Hag’s team as they return to the UEFA Champions League. Their new Chelsea signing will bolster their midfield depth and assist Bruno Fernandes in generating and scoring goals.
The Sporting News examines the possible jersey numbers Mount may wear for Manchester United in 2023/24.
Man United shirt number Mason Mount
Fans of Manchester United will be waiting for the official announcement to find out which squad number Mount will be assigned for the 2023/24 season.
Mount currently wears the No. 19 jersey for Chelsea, although the number is now held by French defender Raphael Varane of Manchester United. However, because Phil Jones has left the club, the defender may opt to switch to the No. 4 position.
Mount stated why he selected to wear the No. 19 with Chelsea in 2021.
“It was my first number at Vitesse [Arnhem, Netherlands],” Mount remarked of his loan stint in 2017/18. “I chose it because it was my birthday on the 10th and I couldn’t wear No. 10.” “One plus nine equals ten!”
Mason Mount’s jersey numbers during the course of his career
Willian took over the No. 10 jersey when Mount returned to the Chelsea first team after loan spells at Vitesse and Derby.
Mount chose No. 19, which he wore at Vitesse, over No. 8, which was taken by Ross Barkley.
Mount wore a variety of jersey numbers from 6 to 60 throughout his time in the Chelsea youth system. If Varane decides to stay as Manchester United’s No. 19, Mount is unlikely to be disappointed.