Rams sign promising Premier League duo on season-long loans

Mason Mount in action for England U19s
Mason Mount in action for England U19s

Derby County have signed two young Premier League stars on loans until the end of the season.

New boss Frank Lampard has returned to his old club Chelsea to bring in 19-year-old midfielder Mason Mount, while wide man Harry Wilson signs from Liverpool.

Harry Wilson playing for Hull City last season.

Harry Wilson playing for Hull City last season.

Mount spent last season on loan with Dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse where he scored nine goals in 29 first team league appearances and was crowned Player of the Year.

He has come through the England youth ranks, played a key role as England U19s lifted the European Championship title in 2017, and was invited to train with Gareth Southgate's senior squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

He featured regularly under Rams assistant manager Jody Morris for Chelsea's academy side, winning Academy Player of the Year in 2017, as well as captaining the side to FA Youth Cup and U18 Premier League title glory.

Wilson, meanwhile, is a 21-year-old with four senior caps for Wales under his belt, scoring once.

He spent the second half of last season at Hull City in the Sky Bet Championships, scoring seven goals in 13 appearances. He also played in the FA Cup for Liverpool's first team last season.

Lampard said: "I know Mason really well from my Chelsea links and I have also watched him play in their very successful youth teams.

“I knew him from those days and I watched him closely at Vitesse, where he took it by storm.

“His numbers are incredible for an attacking midfield player of his age and it’s a massive coup for me to get him here.

“He can bring us creativity in the attacking midfield area, goals, assists as well as energy. He was wanted across Europe by top, top, clubs and we should be very happy that we have got him.

“Harry brings incredible quality and hunger to the table here and he showed that last year while he was on loan at Hull. He’s a full international too and he has a real desire to come here and improve.

“He’s going to be a crucial player for us. I keep talking about creativity and the importance of trying to excite the fans and he’s the sort of player that can do that with the quality that he has.

“For himself too, to have a year at this level and feel an important player at an important club, that will be important.

“Hopefully it’s a great platform for him, but on a selfish note, we have got ourselves a real quality player.”