Mason Burstow: Chelsea Complete Signing of Charlton Athletic Star

Mason Burstow: Chelsea Complete Signing of Charlton Athletic Star

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Mason Burstow courted interest from Premier League clubs after a fine run of form that saw him notch six goals in just 14 appearances for Charlton
  • However, it was Chelsea who finally won the race to sign him, beating Brentford who had also expressed interest
  • The youngster has since returned to Charlton where he will spend the remainder of the 2021/22 season on loan

English League One side Charlton Athletic have confirmed the transfer of Mason Burstow to Chelsea.

Mason Burstow of Charlton Athletic celebrates after scoring their team's fifth goal during the Papa John's EFL Trophy Group match between Charlton Athletic and Crawley Town (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)
Mason Burstow courted interest from Premier League clubs after a fine run of form. Photo by James Chance.
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The Blues are understood to have snapped up the youngster from the third-tier side after they placed a "substantial bid."

In a statement announcing the deal, Charlton Athletic revealed the teenage sensation will return to the club on loan for the remainder of the 2021/22 season.

"We've had a lot of interest in Mason but we only were going to let him go if it was an excellent deal for the club," Charlton owner Thomas Sandgaard divulged.
"Chelsea have matched our valuation and, as part of the deal, he will come back to us on loan which was important for us," he added.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a stunning rise to prominence since shooting to fame with his debut goal against Crawley Town.

Burstow has gone on to feature 14 times for the Addicks, scoring an impressive six goals in the process.

Daily Mail reports his goalscoring prowess saw him court the interest of a number of clubs including EPL side, Brentford.

However, it was Chelsea who finally managed to land his signature, with the youngster in line to link up with his new side at the end of the campaign.

Man United ace joins Gladbach

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Man United youngster Dillon Hoogewerf has sealed a permanent transfer move to Bundesliga giants, Borussia Monchengladbach.

Hoogewerf is expected to link up with Gladbach's Under-23 side as he works his way into the first team.

It remains unclear how much the Bundesliga giants paid to secure the transfer of the promising Dutchman.

United sold the 19-year-old at a time he had hit top form with their Under-18 team who he scored 12 goals for in 19 appearances.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.