Lionel Messi proven right about Mason Mount as Chelsea star’s huge transfer value revealed

After coming through the ranks at the Blues’ Cobham training facility, fans can say that he’s truly one of their own.

A goal in the semi-final and an assist in the final of the Champions League capped off a sensational 20/21 season for the youngster, as the blues  won the biggest trophy in Europe for a second time.

Although he’s been out through injury in recent weeks, he’s been a constant in Thomas Tuchel’s plans in this campaign too, as Chelsea have climbed to the top of the Premier League table after seven games with Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United close behind.

His performances have earned him recognition as one of the most valuable players in Europe – not just metaphorically, but literally too.

Mount is one of the most expensive players in Europe’s top five leagues.

Worth between £76.5million and a mammoth £102million, the 22-year-old will demand a hefty price should Chelsea ever want to cash-in on one of their young stars.

Given how well he played last campaign, you have to say that appraisal is well deserved.

Mount has even been shortlisted in the top 30 for the Ballon d’Or race, along with four other Chelsea players in Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta and Romelu Lukaku.

And it has to be said, he is already proving PSG superstar Lionel Messi  right.

The Argentine was once asked about the best young prospects in European football and he picked out Mount as a player who could impress on the biggest stage for years to come.

“Having watched him play, he has the potential to be on the best,” said Messi.

Messi also appears to have chosen well when he namechecked Mount’s England teammate Phil Foden.

As per the algorithm, the Man City star is worth a staggering amount (£141million-£176.4million).

Speaking about Foden, Messi said: “He will do amazing things in the game. He has huge talent.”

It must be great to receive praise from the player who is widely considered to be the greatest footballer of all time, and perhaps that will spur Mount on to be even more successful in the future.

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