Mason Mount has bid farewell to Chelsea fans, but the manner in which he has done so has left many of them unimpressed.
The England midfielder has joined Manchester United for a reported fee of £55 million, with the move bringing to an end his 18-year spell at the London club.
The night before the news was officially announced, Mount took it upon himself to share a farewell to Blues supporters, but it's fair to say that it hasn't gone down well in all corners.
According to some, Mount filmed the video in advance, given the fact that he is sporting blonde hair in the clip, just as he had done in the early days of the summer.
Mason Mount's hair catches the eye
However, the 24-year-old had reverted to darker hair upon arrival for his Man United medical, and the photoshoot that went along with his signing.
Not a big deal for most of us, but for the eagle-eyed detectives that inhabit the world of football social media, a supposedly pre-prepared statement can be seen as a mortal sin.
For what it's worth, Mount told supporters exactly what he thought they would have wanted to hear, as he reflected on his days with the club he began training with at the age of six.
Mason Mount bids farewell
"Hi Chelsea fans. Given the speculation over the last couple of months, this may not come as a surprise to you that I've made the decision to leave Chelsea. I feel you deserve more than just a written statement," he says in the video shared on Instagram.
"I wanted to tell you directly how grateful I've been for all of your support over the last 18 years. I know some of you won't be happy with my decision, but it's what is right for me at this moment in my career.
"I joined Chelsea when I was six years old and we've been through a lot together. Winning the Youth Cup, my player of the year awards, the Super Cup, the Club World Cup, and the unforgettable night where we won the Champions League.
"I want to say thank you to the academy for being so influential to me from a young age. The managers I've worked under, the backroom staff, all of my team-mates over the years who have become my brothers, and most importantly you guys.I wish you all the best."
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 5, 2023
Mount will now hope to slot in seamlessly at Old Trafford, where manager Erik ten Hag will be plotting to improve on last season's third place Premier League finish.