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Mason Mount’s Dad Reveals Steven Gerrard Tried to Bring Midfielder to Rangers Last Summer

Mason Mount’s Dad Reveals Steven Gerrard Tried to Bring Midfielder to Rangers Last Summer

The father of Chelsea‘s promising midfielder Mason Mount has lifted the lid on Steven Gerrard‘s bold attempt to lure the youngster to Glasgow last summer.

Mount, 20, ended up joining up with Gerrard’s old England colleague Frank Lampard at Derby County last season, and played an important role in the Rams’ run to the Championship playoff final at Wembley.

However, it seems the England Under-21 international could’ve been playing in Rangers’ iconic light blue jersey instead, had Gerrard gotten his way.

Speaking in an interview with the Telegraph, Tony Mount revealed how Gerrard rivalled Lampard for his son’s loan signing, explaining: “We went up to London and met Frank and Jody [Morris, Lampard’s assistant at Derby and now Chelsea] at a hotel.

“Talk about inspired! I wanted to play for Frank after that meeting. I knew Mase was only going to go one place.

“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.’”

He might still be classed as a youngster at the age of 20, but it doesn’t look like Chelsea will be loaning out Mount this season, particularly with Lampard returning to Stamford Bridge as the Blues’ new boss.

But how do you think Mount would have fared in the goldfish bowl atmosphere of Glasgow?

And will he be in the Chelsea team that’ll face Manchester United at Old Trafford this Sunday?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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