Here are the reasons Chelsea football, managed by Mauricio Pochettino, is eager to let go of some players from their present team when the transfer market opens. Chelsea is expected to shed a few key players in January.
Recall that the West London club signed Nicolas Jackson, Robert Sanchez, Djordje Petrovic, Cole Palmer, Moises Caicedo, and Romeo Lavia during the summer transfer window, among other players.
The Chelsea football club is well aware of the necessity to reduce its existing roster when the transfer window opens in January and will look to add more players despite these additions the following year.
And when the upcoming January transfer window opens, the Chelsea football team intends to cash in on highly-rated defender Ian Maatsen, if reports are to be believed.
The 21-year-old Netherlands international has had difficulty making an impression on the Chelsea first team during the previous few seasons. He joined the Chelsea football club after leaving PSV Eindhoven back in 2018.
During the 2022–2023 football season, the youthful left-back was sent on loan to Burnley, where he made 42 appearances across all competitions, scoring four goals and dishing out six assists.
Ian Maatsen has made nine appearances for the Chelsea football club this season in all competitions since being elevated to the first team this year.
However, Ian Maatsen’s current contract with Chelsea Football Club expires in less than two years, and since he hasn’t signed a new one, the Blues intend to let him go next year, according to sources from Transfer News Live.
According to the rumours, the Chelsea football club is trying to get rid of Ian Maatsen before his current contract expires because they don’t want to lose him for nothing.
The manager of Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino, is rumoured to be willing to cash in on Ian Maatsen since he is content with players like Marc Cucurella and Ben Chilwell at left back.
When the transfer market opens in January of next year, it will be interesting to watch where the young left-back decides to pursue his career if he eventually ends up leaving Chelsea Football Club.