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Villa interested in Ian Maatsen

2024/06/19 14:37

According to self-proclaimed football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Aston Villa have entered the race to sign Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen during this summer’s transfer window.

Maatsen, who was recently a late call-up to the Netherlands squad for UEFA EURO 2024 after a couple of withdrawals, is also the subject of interest from Borussia Dortmund, where he sent the second-half of last season as they reached the final of the UEFA Champions League.

22-year-old Maatsen has apparently been discussed in negotiations between Chelsea and Aston Villa over the potential transfer of Colombian striker Jhon Duran to Stamford Bridge.

Maatsen has spent time out on loan at Charlton Athletic and Coventry City, as well as Burnley, where he won the Championship title under Vincent Kompany in the 2022/23 campaign.

Upon his return to the capital, he featured 15 times for Chelsea in the first-half of the 2023/24 season before the aforementioned loan spell in Germany with Dortmund.

Aston Villa are extremely busy in the opening few weeks of this summer transfer window. We are awaiting confirmation and an official announcement that Cameron Archer has re-signed for £15 million from Sheffield United due to a buy back clause after he was relegated with the Blades and they are also reportedly set to sign Ross Barkley from Luton Town for a low fee.

In terms of outgoings, Douglas Luiz is seemingly close to a move to Juventus but that deal has stalled because Weston McKennie is reluctant to move to Villa and he was a part of the deal alongside Samuel Iling-Junior.

As well as Douglas Luiz, Chelsea are interested in Jhon Duran and Everton have agreed a £10 million deal with midfielder Tim Iroegbunam. Villa are supposedly interested in signing Everton midfielder Amadou Onana. 

Market value
39.00 M €
Ian Maatsen
Born/Age2002-03-10(22 -yrs-old)
PositionDefender (Left Back)


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2024-06-19 15h49m by banderson1976
As a football fan, I'm excited to see Aston Villa enter the race for Ian Maatsen. He's proven himself at the Championship level and his loan spell at Dortmund was impressive. I hope he can continue to develop and contribute to Villa's squad if he joins.
2024-06-19 15h35m by lhalliday_bart
Wow, Maatsen to Aston Villa That would be a solid addition to their defense. Exciting news for Villa fans!
2024-06-19 15h00m by awalkerson7
As a football fan, I think it would be a great move for Aston Villa to sign Ian Maatsen. He has proven himself as a talented player during his loan spells and his recent call-up to the Netherlands squad shows his potential. It would be exciting to see him play in the Premier League and add depth to Villa's defense. Plus, if negotiations with Chelsea are already happening, it seems like a realistic possibility.
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