Chelsea youngster Ian Maatsen set to join Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan after Neil Lennon’s Celtic failed to sign the 18-year-old
- Chelsea full-back Ian Maatsen will join Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan
- The 18-year-old will join the club on loan in order to gain first-team experience
- Celtic FC were also interested in signing Maatsen earlier in the transfer window
- Charlton’s Lee Bowyer is also keen to sign Crystal Palace centre back Ryan Inniss
Chelsea’s young full-back Ian Maatsen will join Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan deal.
The Dutch 18-year old had interest from Celtic earlier in the window, but will complete is first loan spell to gain first-team experience at The Valley stadium instead.
Chelsea have high aspirations for Maatsen, who joined the club in 2018 from PSV Eindhoven and earned his first-team debut this season in their 2019 7-1 Carabao Cup victory.
Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen will join Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan to gain experience
Charlton manager Lee Bowyer is also in talks with Crystal Palace over a permanent transfer for 25-year-old centre back Ryan Inniss.
The 6ft 5ins centre back has had ten loan spells during his time at Palace and is keen to settle at a club.
Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer is also keen to sign Crystal Palace centre back Ryan Inniss
Inniss signed his first professional contract at Selhurst Park almost nine years ago, but has only featured twice for the first-team since.
His first appearance for the Eagles came during Palace’s unusually long penalty shootout defeat to Bournemouth. The centre-back was, however, successful from the spot.
While his second outing came against Swansea in August 2018.