LOAN WATCH: Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount spent last season on loan with Derby County – but the Championship side were not the only club interested in his services.
This information comes from Mason’s father, Tony Mount, who has revealed that he and his son spoke with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard about the possibility of moving to Scotland last summer. However, fittingly, Lampard came out on top.
Tony Mount is quoted by The Sun saying:
“Frank was brilliant, explaining what he could give Mason. He knew him inside out, was talking about games he’d watched Mason play. We spoke to Steven Gerrard about going to Rangers and Steven Gerrard was very similar: ‘I’ve watched Mason, know him inside out and want him to come on a journey with me.’”
“Frank said the same: ‘Come with me and be my player, you’ve got everything I love in a player.’ I said to Mason, ‘Don’t rush into it, we’ve got to think about it. I like Werder Bremen, and Norwich was a good meeting.’ He said, ‘No, Dad, I’m going to Derby. I want to work for Frank Lampard.'”
Lampard was the better player than Gerrard and it looks as though he’s the more attractive manager, too. Either way, Mount choosing to link up with the Chelsea legend proved to be a excellent decision in his development as a player.
We are excited to see how Mount continues to grow under Lampard’s stewardship. He was one of the best midfield players in the world during his time as a player, we firmly believe that Mount can be too if he successfully fulfils his potential.