Chelsea Academy talent Ian Maatsen signs new contract with the club
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The Dutch defender is a higly-rated figure at the Academy.

He is now set to stay put for a long time.

Chelsea have secured the potential of one more of their very best academy starlets by finalising a new deal for remaining back again Ian Maatsen. The player, who turns 18 today, has celebrated his birthday by signing a new four-and-a-half contract.

The deal also contains an possibility to extend the Dutch youngster’s keep at Stamford Bridge by a even more 12 months until eventually 2025. The young defender joined Chelsea in 2018 from PSV Eindhoven and has created a huge effect and fast development, earning his very first-group debut this season in September’s 7-1 Carabao Cup get versus Grimsby.

Of all the players manager Frank Lampard has handed senior debuts to Maatsen is the youngest, further more underlining his opportunity and Chelsea’s hopes for him. “Happy for myself and my relatives to be equipped to prolong my speak to now for this beautiful club Chelsea on my birthday. I want to thank everybody who has supported me all these several years, to this working day. The journey continues,” the 18-year-old has said.



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