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Frank Lampard discusses the possibility of re-signing Derby County loan star this summer

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has said that there is no option for a further year on Mason Mount’s loan deal at Pride Park, but he would like to look at the possibility of bringing him back for next season.

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that there is no option in place to extend the loan deal of playmaker Mason Mount for another season.

Mount has been putting on impressive performances for the Rams over the course of the season, catching the eyes of England scouts. He earned a call up to the senior squad in October 2018 but didn’t make an appearance for Gareth Southgate’s side.

The 20-year-old has netted 10 goals in 36 games in all competitions, providing six assists along the way as well. He starred on his return from injury n a 4-1 win over Rotherham, scoring one and assisting two. Mount starred again at the weekend, scoring his first senior hat-trick and assisting once in a 4-0 romp against a struggling Bolton side.

Lampard was asked if there is an option to extend Mount’s loan spell with the club for a further season.

“There is not an option, no,” Lampard told the Derby Telegraph.

“As it stands, he goes back in the summer. I would obviously like to review that in any way in the summer, but that’s far away at the minute.”

After an impressive season in the Championship with Derby, parent club Chelsea could look to find a Premier League club for Mount next season. The Rams are still in with a shout of a play-off place, sitting in 8th place on 63 points with a game in hand on 7th placed Middlesbrough. Bristol City currently occupy the last play-off spot with 65 points and a game in hand on Middlesbrough.

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