Ian Maatsen Turns Down Feyenoord To Join Clarets On Loan
According to Voetbal International, Feyenoord are set to miss out on Ian Maatsen after the Chelsea defender decided to join Burnley Football Club on a season long loan. Maatsen will undergo a medical at Turf Moor tomorrow before signing a twelve loan deal with the Clarets making him the seventh summer signing under Vincent Kompany.
Feyenoord saw Maatsen as the perfect replacement for Tyrell Malacia, who has departed the club for Manchester United. However, Voetbal International is reporting that Maatsen has decided to join Burnley instead on loan.
It will be another season in the English Championship for the young Dutchman, who was with Coventry City on loan last season after previously spending accampaign on loan with Charlton Athletic. The twenty year old left-back will work under Vincent Kompany, who has the task of guiding the club back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. The Netherlands Under 21 international will travel north to tie up the move and effectively replace compatriot Erik Pieters in Vincent Kompany’s increasingly young squad.
Maatsen joined Feyenoord’s academy aged seven, before spells with Sparta Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven, before joining Chelsea in 2018. In October 2020, Maatsen then joined Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan, making 35 appearances in all competitions, and scoring his first senior goal in April 2021 in a 1–0 win at Doncaster Rovers. Last season he played 42 times for Coventry City in all competitions, scoring three goals. He is contracted at Stamford Bridge until 2024, Chelsea have an option to extend his deal by a further year.