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Chelsea Decide To Extend Ian Maatsen’s Deal


Chelsea have reportedly decided to extend the contract of their 21-year-old full-back, Ian Maatsen, with The Blues seeking to maximise the value of the Vlaardingen-born defender.

The extension to Maatsen’s deal will keep him contracted to the west London outfit until June 2025 but if they cannot further extend the length of his deal then he could be sold during the summer transfer window of 2024.

Maatsen nearly joined Premier League side Burnley late in the most recent summer transfer window after a fee of around £18 million was agreed between the two clubs, following his loan spell at Turf Moor last season. However, the Dutch youth international decided to remain and prove himself with his parent club.

Maatsen joined the Feyenoord youth academy at the age of seven before spending time at city rivals, Sparta Rotterdam, as well as PSV Eindhoven. He moved to Chelsea in 2018 and signed his first professional deal at Stamford Bridge a year later.

Since signing that deal, he spent time on loan at both Charlton Athletic and Coventry City before moving to Vincent Kompany’s Burnley at the start of the 2022/23 Championship campaign. He was a crucial member of The Clarets’ title-winning side, making 39 appearances and scoring four goals, playing mainly at full-back but he also played out-wide on occasion for Kompany’s men.

Under the management of Mauricio Pochettino, he has made six Premier League appearances as well as starting both games in the EFL Cup so far this season.

Internationally, Maatsen was named in the Netherlands squad that inched towards UEFA EURO 2024 qualification over the international break but didn’t make an appearance. He was a part of the Netherlands U21 side at the UEFA European Under-21 Championships over the summer and was a part of the Dutch 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship winning side.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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