Chelsea full-back Ian Maatsen has admitted he’s conserving his “choices open” amid curiosity from Manchester Metropolis.
Maatsen returned to Chelsea throughout the summer season following a vastly profitable season on mortgage at Burnley, however has didn’t change into an everyday beneath new supervisor Mauricio Pochettino at Stamford Bridge.
The Dutch youth worldwide has managed to rack up simply 107 minutes of Premier League motion throughout the 2023/24 season, and is but to make a begin within the league for the Blues.
The complete-back had been provided the prospect to re-join newly-promoted Burnely on deadline day of the summer season switch window, with Chelsea agreeing a deal price £31.5m to promote the participant. Nevertheless, Maatsen rejected the prospect to workforce up with Vincent Kompany at Turf Moor once more.
Since then, Chelsea have been eager to tie the participant right down to a brand new contract in a bid to make sure he doesn’t depart as a free agent as soon as his present deal expires in June 2024. 90min lately reported that the Blues had triggered a clause to increase the 21-year-old’s contract by 12 months to 2025.
Regardless of triggering the clause, Chelsea nonetheless stay eager to tie Maatsen right down to a long term deal. Nevertheless, if a deal cannot be reached by January, the membership will look to promote the full-back.
Talking to AD about his Chelsea future, Maatsen himself admitted that he’s eager to maintain his choices open.
“I nonetheless assume it’s potential to play extra at Chelsea,” he stated. “Accepting [you won’t play] is troublesome, as a younger boy you at all times need extra. I get confidence from the supervisor’s phrases and am prepared when the chance comes.
“In the meantime, I’ve to maintain all choices open. Possibly I’ll should make a troublesome choice afterward, however then Chelsea can even let me know.”
Sources confirmed to 90min that Manchester Metropolis are one of many golf equipment who’re presently monitoring Maatsen’s situation at Stamford Bridge. Metropolis are eager to signal a pure left-back in January, and a cut-price transfer for the Dutch teenager is one thing which appeals to the Premier League champions.