Ian Maatsen is planning on a permanent stay at Borussia Dortmund

Ian Maatsen is planning on a permanent stay at Borussia Dortmund

The Chelsea defender made a move to Borussia Dortmund on a six-month loan in the January transfer window. The young defender saw little action at Stamford Bridge and Maatsen was below the pecking order behind Levi Colwill, Ben Chilwell, and Marc Cucurella.

Since his arrival at the Bundesliga, Maatsen has gone on to thrive with the Black and Yellow playing 18 times and securing a spot in the Champions League semi-final.

As his loan move comes near its close, we can safely say it has been anything but a success for the young Dutch U21 defender.

Ian Maatsen’s father confirms the player’s intention to stay at Borussia Dortmund

The 22-year-old defender has enjoyed a regular spell for the first time in his professional career, making 14 starts in the Bundesliga. In such a short spell, Maatsen has become the undisputed left-back and established himself as a key member of Edin Terzic’s squad.

He has also made four appearances in the Champions League, contributing two goals and two assists during that period. Borussia Dortmund are eager to make the deal permanent but can afford to pay his €40m release clause.

Instead, the club will try to negotiate the price, but bringing Maatsen to BVB on a permanent deal is a no-brainer.

Maatsen’s father Edward Maatsen has confirmed that both parties are working towards a permanent deal and has also taken a jibe at Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.

Edward said: “We are working on staying at the club [Dortmund]. The clubs have to fight it out among themselves. Ian is developing well here and things are not going well at Chelsea since they changed ownership.

“A lot at that club also revolves around money, which sometimes seems more important than the club’s interests.

“We have more options besides Chelsea and Dortmund, but Dortmund has proven to be a good restart. And look which guys come from there…[Jude] Bellingham, [Erling] Haaland.”

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