Clarets Sign Chelsea Defender On Loan

Ian Maatsen Joins Clarets On Season Long Loan

Burnley Football Club are delighted to announce the arrival of defender Ian Maatsen on a season-long loan from Chelsea. The 20-year-old has spent the last two years out on loan, first at Charlton Athletic in Sky Bet League One and then Coventry City in the Sky Bet Championship last season.

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Maatsen, born in Vlaardingen Netherlands, spent time in the academies of Feyenoord, Sparta Rotterdam and PSV, before a move to Stamford Bridge. On the international front, the left-back has represented the Netherlands from U15-U21 level, winning the UEFA European U17 Championships in 2019.

After becoming a Claret, Maatsen said: “I’m excited to come here and play for Burnley, it’s a big club and a new challenge which I’m ready for. It’s a different town, but a new challenge. I look forward to meeting new people and this season will be good for me.”

Manager Vincent Kompany said: “We’re pleased to add Ian to our team, he’s a talented, energetic and pacy player, who can defend and get forward well. Ian will be a great addition to our team on and off the pitch.”

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