Chelsea fans demand loan star isn’t sold after Champions League heroics

Chelsea fans have urged the club not to sell Ian Maatsen following his heroics for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Maatsen scored his first ever Champions League goal as Dortmund beat Atletico Madrid 4-2 to set up a semi final against French giants Paris Saint Germain.

The 22-year-old joined Dortmund on loan in January after having limited opportunities to impress at Stamford Bridge in the first half of the season.

He actually extended his contract before leaving and a £35m release clause was inserted into the new deal.

The Dutchman has really impressed for the German side and reports in Germany suggest Dortmund want to make the move permanent at the end of the campaign.

Maatsen had hoped to force his way into Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season following an impressive loan spell at Burnley last season.

However, it’s clear the club had other ideas and wanted to sell him, agreeing a deal worth £31.5m with the Clarets but Maatsen rejected the move to Turf Moor.

Chelsea were expected to sell Maatsen in January, but he ended up leaving on loan and the Blues will have hoped his performances would encourage potential suitors to meet his release clause.

Following his impressive performance against Atletico, Chelsea fans have taken to social media to urge the club to keep the left back.

“Ian Maatsen what a goal. Don’t sell him @ChelseaFC” , @CFCDatro posted on X.

“Maatsen is into the semi finals as a starting LB in the competition we can’t get into, talent always talks.”  @matissearmani said.

“Ian Maatsen wasn’t given a chance by Chelsea this season and now he is scoring CL quarter final goals, @ConnCFC posted. Fair play to him, talented player.”

It remains unlikely the club will change their stance but if Maatsen continues to put in impressive performances then maybe we can hold hope the powers that be will change their mind, and the talented Dutchman gets an opportunity to impress next season.


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