Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen has decided to join Burnley this summer, turning down advances from Feyenoord in the process.
The youngster returned to Chelsea this summer following a successful loan spell at Coventry City last season.
He’s current with the Blues for pre-season, but it is expected he will be shipped out on another loan deal before the end of the transfer window.
A move to Feyenoord had looked likely, with the player reportedly travelling to the Netherlands ahead of an agreement between Chelsea and the Dutch club.
That potential move has fallen by the wayside in the last week or so, though, and a report earlier today stated that Maatsen was holding off making a decision on his future.
His plan was to try and prove himself to Thomas Tuchel in pre-season and, if that didn’t work out, then decide on his next move.
That same report stated both Nottingham Forest and Burnley were keen on his signature, and Maatsen would prefer to join them over a move to the Netherlands.
It seems there’s now been a further development, with VI journalist Martijn Krabbendam reporting that Maatsen ‘chooses’ Vincent Kompany’s Burnley. A move to Feyenoord is now completely off the table.
He makes no mention of a deal being in place with Chelsea or whether it’s a loan deal or a permanent transfer, just that the player has decided to move to Turf Moor.
We’ll have to wait for more details from elsewhere, then, but Maatsen appears to be on his way to join the Kompany revolution this summer.
— Martijn Krabbendam (@Mkrabby) July 13, 2022