The Blues have signed Mason Mount to a five-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2024.

He is the latest player to be secured by Chelsea following the appointment of Frank Lampard as their new manager. The 20-year-old Mount was impressive during his stay with Derby County under the coach.

The midfielder was on loan at Derby last season and after the return of Lampard to Stamford Bridge, Mount and several young prospects have committed themselves to the club this summer. Another academy graduate, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, has also committed his future to the Blues.

The England Under-21 international said that he is very excited and very proud to be with the first team. Mount said that he was with the club since aged 6 and has always dreamed of playing for the Premier League club.

In a statement, Mount said, “I’m really looking forward to the coming season now and working hard to have an impact here at Chelsea. I’ve been at the club for a long time already and hopefully, I’ll stay for a long time to come.”

Marina Granovskaia has good words for Mount and expects him to play a vital role next season. She added that the club had been monitoring Mount’s development while he was still with Derby. The transfer chief further said that they believe that Mount is ready for the first team. She also said that he will not go out on loan this summer.

The youngster was impressive during the early stages of the club’s pre-season preparation. He scored a goal during a friendly game against St. Patrick’s during the weekend.

With Mount already on their payroll, the Blues will shift their focus to another youngster, Callum Hudson-Odoi. Hudson-Odoi has been on Bayern Munich’s radar, and Chelsea have to convince him to stay with the English club.