One Chelsea player, according to Fabrizio Romano, recently signed a brand-new contract with the team.
He announced on Twitter that Ian Maatsen had now agreed to a two-year agreement at Stamford Bridge, although one that does have a release clause.
After the two sides verbally agreed to a loan agreement for the remainder of the season, Maatsen is anticipated to sign with Borussia Dortmund this week.
Chelsea fans could have been perplexed by the arrangement, particularly as there was no mention of a contract at the conclusion of his time with the German team.
Romano has since asserted, meanwhile, that a release clause in his contract will become operative this summer, following his departure from the Bundesliga team.
Ian Maatsen has signed a new contract with Chelsea that is set to expire in June 2027, with a two-year extension that includes a release clause. The clause will go into effect in the summer of 2024.
Maatsen agrees to a new deal
“Maatsen will take a flight to Dortmund tonight to begin a loan with BVB; his medical will be disclosed tomorrow.”
For the remainder of the season, Chelsea will now mostly rely on two of their available left-back alternatives to split the playing time.
Nevertheless, it should be noted that neither Marc Cucurella nor Ben Chilwell are now fit, thus there isn’t an obvious choice to play there by default.
Levi Colwill has played a great deal of games there so far. He is a center-back in his first year at Stamford Bridge.
Despite his obvious preference to play at the centre of defence, the England international has performed admirably when called upon and has grown more at ease in that role as the season has progressed.