Burnley lure Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen on loan to secure a SEVENTH signing of the summer window
Burnley lures loanee left-back Ian Maatsen from Chelsea to secure a SEVENTH summer window signing after waving goodbye to Nick Pope, James Tarkowski and Nathan Collins in a post-relegation pass at Turf Moor
- Chelsea youngster Ian Maatsen has left Burnley on a season’s loan
- The left-back has been on loan at Coventry and Charlton since joining Chelsea
- He is Burnley’s seventh signing of the summer after suffering relegation to the top flight
- The club have already parted ways with first-team stars Nick Pope and James Tarkowski
Chelsea Left-back Ian Maatsen, 20, has made his move Burnley on loan for one season.
The Clarets are halfway through orchestrating a summer overhaul after being relegated to the Championship, having already waved goodbye Nick PopeJames Tarkowski, Nathan Collins and Wayne Hennessey and Wout Weghorst on loan.
Maatsen is Burnley’s seventh arrival of the transfer windowhaving previously taken on loan spells at Coventry and Charlton since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2018.
Ian Maatsen became Burnley’s seventh signing of the summer after signing on a season-long loan
The Chelsea youngster scored three goals in 40 defenses for Coventry last season
The youngster scored three Championship goals in 40 games under Mark Robins last season to help Coventry secure a first-half spot on goal difference.
After scoring just one senior appearance for the Blues in five years – a 24-minute cameo in Chelsea’s 7-1 win over Grimsby in the 2019-20 EFL Cup – Maatsen is looking forward to another new challenge on loan.
“I’m looking forward to coming here and playing for Burnley,” said the Dutchman club website.
Clarets boss Vincent Kompany believes the Netherlands Under-21 international will be a “great addition”.
Nick Pope was one of the stars to leave Turf Moor this summer following his move to Newcastle
“It’s a big club and a new challenge that I’m ready for. It’s a different city, 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 are delighted to welcome Ian to our team, he is a talented, energetic and quick player who is good at defending and coming forward.
“Ian will be a great addition to our team on and off the pitch.”