Reece James mentioned a heartfelt goodbye to his long-time Chelsea working mate Mason Mount, after the midfielder accomplished his switch to Man United.
Mount was lastly unveiled as United’s latest signing on Wednesday after finishing a £60m transfer and penning a profitable five-year contract at Outdated Trafford.
The 24-year-old ended an 18-year affiliation with Chelsea, most of which was spent alongside James who took the chance to publish a touching message to the departing Blue.
‘Ma brother man. The place do I begin,’ James wrote in a Instagram publish. ‘I’ve know you since 6 years outdated, we grew collectively and took comparable paths in breaking into the primary group.
‘One thing that appeared nearly not possible. I’m proud to say I executed it alongside aspect you. I’ve seen you as a little bit boy and watched you develop into the person and participant you might be at present, you’ve executed your self and your loved ones proud.’
Reece James posted this retro snap of the 2 whereas children within the Chelsea youth set-up
Mount and James went on to make their mark on the Chelsea squad after their 2019 debuts
Mount accomplished a £60m switch to Premier League rivals Manchester United on Wednesday
Each James and Mount made their aggressive debuts for Chelsea in 2019 following mortgage strikes to Wigan Athletic and Derby County respectively.
The pair shortly established themselves as first-team regulars and proved very important within the membership’s profitable Champions League marketing campaign in 2021.
It was solely the second European Cup the membership has gained, which they adopted up with UEFA Tremendous Cup and Membership World Cup honours the next 12 months.
James, who signed a long-term cope with Chelsea in 2022, alluded to the success every has achieved since coming via the academy and was not shy in wishing his mate the most effective of luck as he strikes to United.
Although, he reckons Mount, who made 195 appearances for Chelsea, may also be ‘blue at coronary heart’, including: ‘We’ve had a few of the finest days of our profession collectively that’ll keep on with me without end.
‘It’s unhappy to say goodbye. I want you nothing however happiness, good well being and the most effective of luck in your new journey! You’ll at all times be blue at coronary heart!’
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