Chelsea’s Reece James has delivered a poignant farewell message to close friend Mason Mount.
The controversial transfer of the offensive midfielder to Manchester United has been finalized.
Mount’s contract at Chelsea was set to expire after a year, but he declined to extend it.
Man, my brother. “Where do I begin?” James asked on Instagram.
I’ve known you since I was six years old; we grew up together and followed similar pathways to make the first team.
Something that appeared to be nearly impossible. I’m happy to say I did it with you.
I’ve seen you develop from a young boy to the man and athlete you are now, and you’ve done yourself and your family proud.”