Liverpool is being linked with a move for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, and Jürgen Klopp has already stated in the past how much he would be willing to pay for him.
Liverpool has been linked with a move for Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount in recent times, and Jürgen Klopp has previously admitted how much he would be willing to pay for the player.
Mount’s contract with Chelsea is running down and talks over an extension are at a stalemate. There is a real possibility that the 24-year-old could leave the club at the end of the season, with Chelsea fearful of letting him leave for free at the end of next season.
Liverpool (via The Guardian) is one of the teams interested in signing Mount. In the past Klopp has stated how much he believes Mount to be worth and what clubs would have to pay to sign him.
Speaking in 2019, Klopp commented on Chelsea’s new exciting young team, which was then managed by Frank Lampard.
“It’s a really exciting team,” he said (via Eurosport). “It reminds me a bit of my team at [Borussia] Dortmund years back, when they were really young, even younger than this team now at Chelsea.
“Chelsea brought in Christian Pulisic in the summer for £50m or £60m and all the players around him have the same value. Tammy Abraham is now a £60m player, Mason Mount for sure £60m if not more, Callum Hudson-Odoi was worth that already.”
At $73m (£60m/€69m), Mount would become Liverpool’s fourth most expensive player of all time after Darwin Núñez, Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.
Liverpool.com says: There was a lot of hope for Chelsea’s youngsters in 2019, a young team playing under Frank Lampard, yet many of them have since moved away from Stamford Bridge. Only Pulisic and Mount remain, but for how long at this stage no one really knows. Should Liverpool’s move for Jude Bellingham not materialise, then Mount could be high on the list of targets.