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18 June 2017

Chelsea to send out academy ace Mason Mount on loan to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem

VITESSE ARNHEM have won the race to land Chelsea whizkid Mason Mount.

The 18-year-old midfielder is the latest Stamford Bridge youngster heading to Holland to develop in the Dutch league.

Mason Mount is headed to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem
Mason Mount is headed to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem
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Nemanja Matic, Dominic Solanke and Bertrand Traore also had spells with Vitesse – who beat off competition from Championship clubs for Mount – and will follow in their footsteps with a one-season loan.


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The England Under-19 international agreed a new deal last season, until 2021, with hopes of him breaking into Antonio Conte’s first-team.

He was named Academy Player of the Year after helping Chelsea win the FA Youth Cup and the Under-18s title.

And now Chelsea coaches want him to go out to prove himself in senior football before returning to compete for a first-team place.

Mason Mount won the award for Chelsea's Academy Player of the Year
Mason Mount won the award for Chelsea’s Academy Player of the Year
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Mason Mount is seen as one of the brightest talents in Chelsea's academy
Mason Mount is seen as one of the brightest talents in Chelsea’s academy
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Lewis Baker spent two seasons in the Dutch league with Vitesse Arnhem
Lewis Baker spent two seasons in the Dutch league with Vitesse Arnhem
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Chelsea are hoping Mason Mount can be their next great academy product like John Terry
Chelsea are hoping Mason Mount can be their next great academy product like John Terry
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Chelsea are looking for the next homegrown player to break through after John Terry and have high hopes for Mount.

Lewis Baker has returned to Chelsea after breaking through the 30-game barrier for Vitesse in two campaigns and last season scored 15 goals from midfield as he won the Dutch Cup.

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