Did Graham Potter lie about Mason Mount being injured against Leicester? Fabrizio Romano gives verdict.
It has been speculated that Mason Mount was injured before the match and this is why he did not play against Leicester City but it is not true as Fabrizio Romano gives his verdict and here is what he said.
Claims were that he was ‘fully fit’ so the reason he was left out was not due to any injuries.
Fabrizio Romano could not confirm the rumor’s that Mount is not actually injured at the moment.
However, writing in today’s edition of ‘the Daily Briefing‘ exclusively for CaughtOffside, Romano admitted that Mount’s current contract situation is not helping the player in what has undoubtedly been a frustrating season.
Being told that Mason Mount was left out of yesterday's squad. Player described as 'fully fit.'
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Mount’s contract runs out in 2024 and there have been new contract talks happening with Chelsea for most of the season until recently, where talks have been put on hold until the summer.
Romano believes this is probably effecting many things right now, and we have seen that Mount’s form has also been suffering of late.
“I have no confirmation on the speculation, but for sure the contract situation isn’t helping Mount right now,” Romano said.
“It’s not an easy negotiation for the new contract.
“I’m aware of Liverpool interest, but it’s too early to say where Mason will end up.”