HomeTRANSFERSIan Maatsen Expresses Desire to Stay at Borussia Dortmund Permanently, Informs Chelsea

Ian Maatsen Expresses Desire to Stay at Borussia Dortmund Permanently, Informs Chelsea

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Ian Maatsen Expresses Desire to Stay at Borussia Dortmund Permanently, Informs Chelsea


Ian Maatsen has expressed his desire to depart Chelsea permanently and has reportedly communicated his decision to the club.

Despite a successful loan stint at Burnley, Maatsen opted to return to Chelsea last summer, declining a permanent move to Turf Moor despite an agreed deal valued at £31.5m.

While the 22-year-old showcased promise during pre-season, his playing opportunities diminished once the season commenced, with Levi Colwill often preferred at left back by Mauricio Pochettino.

With limited chances, Maatsen appeared poised for a January exit from Chelsea, having made only 15 appearances in the first half of the season, with just one start among them. Prior to his loan move to Borussia Dortmund for the second half of the season, Maatsen signed a new contract with a £35m release clause.

Since joining Dortmund on loan, Maatsen has impressed with consistent performances, culminating in his maiden Champions League goal during a 4-2 victory over Atletico Madrid, propelling Dortmund to the semi-finals.

Comfortable and thriving in Germany, Maatsen reportedly desires a permanent departure from Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea duly informed of his intentions.

With two goals and two assists already for Dortmund, Maatsen’s form suggests he could attract suitors willing to meet his release clause by the end of the season.

Chelsea, meanwhile, may find themselves in the market for a new left back, especially with Lewis Hall’s loan move to Newcastle likely to become permanent and uncertainties surrounding the futures of Marc Cucurella and Maatsen himself.

Ian Maatsen Expresses Desire to Stay at Borussia Dortmund Permanently, Informs Chelsea

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