Manchester United could decide not to spend the additional $5 million on Mason Mount’s move since it might be challenging to pull it together.
Mount has one more season left on his current contract and would be free to sign elsewhere if he wasn’t convinced and didn’t want to extend it after turning down several offers.
The transaction dragged on for a few weeks as United turned down various offers because it was hesitant to meet Chelsea’s £75 million asking price.
In the end, both teams reached an amicable agreement, however it seems the purchasing club received a good bargain on the terms of the incentives.
Manchester United’s shrewd operations
According to The Athletic, an agreement was reached for a total of £60 million, with a guaranteed payment of £55 million and a $5 million tough add-on.
The Red Devils believe the agreement is fair given the terms of the add-ons, which are highly reliant on performance and public image, according to The Telegraph.
Goal claims that the rumored £5 million add-on will only be paid if United consistently wins the Premier League or the UEFA Champions during Mount’s tenure.
Despite the 24-year-old’s assistance in 2021, United hasn’t won the UCL since defeating the London club on penalties in the 2008 Moscow final.
The Old Trafford team hasn’t won the league crown since 2013, and Erik ten Hag’s Carabao Cup success only just broke a six-year trophy drought for them.