Burnley lure Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen on loan to secure a SEVENTH signing of the summer window after waving farewell to Nick Pope, James Tarkowski and Nathan Collins in a post-relegation overhaul at Turf Moor
- Chelsea youngster Ian Maatsen has signed for Burnley on a season-long loan
- The left-back has held loan spells at Coventry and Charlton since joining Chelsea
- He is Burnley’s seventh arrival of the summer after suffering top flight relegation
- The club has already parted with first-team stars Nick Pope and James Tarkowski
Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen, 20, has completed his move to Burnley on a season-long loan.
The Clarets are midway through orchestrating a summer overhaul following relegation to the Championship, having already waved farewell to Nick Pope, James Tarkowski, Nathan Collins and Wayne Hennessey, as well as Wout Weghorst on loan.
Maatsen is Burnley’s seventh arrival of the transfer window, having previously taken on loan spells at Coventry and Charlton since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2018.
Ian Maatsen became Burnley’s seventh arrival of the summer after signing a season-long loan
The Chelsea youngster scored three goals in 40 games from defence for Coventry last season
The youngster scored three Championship goals in 40 matches under Mark Robins last season to help Coventry secure a top half finish on goal difference.
Having notched just one senior appearance for the Blues in five years – a 24-minute cameo in Chelsea’s 7-1 win against Grimsby in the 2019-20 EFL Cup – Maatsen is looking forward to another fresh challenge on loan.
‘I’m excited to come here and play for Burnley,’ the Dutchman told the club website.
Clarets boss Vincent Kompany believes the Dutch U21 international will be a ‘great addition’
Nick Pope was one of the stars to exit Turf Moor this summer following his switch to Newcastle
‘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.’
Meanwhile, manager Vincent Kompany said: ‘We’re pleased to add Ian to our team, he’s a talented, energetic and pacey player, who can defend and get forward well.
‘Ian will be a great addition to our team on and off the pitch.’