Journalist gives ‘the Chelsea position’ on exciting current squad member

One journalist has explained ‘the Chelsea position’ on one current player in the squad this week.

Chelsea have a very settled squad right now which has become quite the rarity over the years at any club.

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But what Chelsea have been doing is they have been signing players up to long contracts, largely to avoid FFP issues. But it has also created a more settled squad with no rumours flying around about potential exits with contracts running down.

Of course, this isn’t the case for all the current players, and there are still a couple with shorter contracts and some decisions to be made on.

One is exciting versatile player Ian Maatsen, who has been in and around the first team squad under Mauricio Pochettino this season.

But his future is unclear still after Chelsea triggered a contract extension until 2025.

Journalist Ben Jacobs explains why it’s still unclear.

Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT:

“Chelsea have activated a one-year extension on Maatsen’s contract, so they now have until 2025 before it expires.

“The Chelsea position, as ever with these young players, is very much you’ve got to extend your contract or be sold. They have bought themselves a bit of time, which might mean that they can resolve the Maatsen issue in the summer of 2024 rather than feeling like they have to find a solution in January.

“But, in 2024, Maatsen is either going to have to sign a long-term deal or be sold because that is Chelsea’s policy. They’re not just going to allow him to stay at the club throughout 2024 without any clarity. I think that a January exit is possible, but not definite because the Chelsea extension just buys the club time.”

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