Ian Maatsen’s release clause is made public by Chelsea as they maintain their commitment to a summer transfer after his loan to Borussia Dortmund.
If Ian Maatsen is to be sold this summer, Chelsea will desire to see his entire £35 million release clause fulfilled.
When he agreed to go on loan to Borussia Dortmund, the 21-year-old defender signed a fresh contract agreement that would last until 2026.
Although the Blues were first hesitant to let the Netherlands Under-21 international go on loan, the club’s investment is better protected thanks to the extension.
With that release clause coming into effect in the summer, they anticipate that Maatsen’s loan move to Dortmund will help him raise his worth by playing more games and aim to pocket the entire £35m.
Maatsen is not under Dortmund’s control, and the loan agreement does not include a clause allowing for a permanent transfer at the conclusion of the current campaign.
The possible transaction would show up as “pure profit” on the club’s books because Maatsen, who signed as a junior player in 2018, is essentially still regarded as an academy player having joined Chelsea in 2018.
Few teams outside of the Premier League can afford the amount needed to capture Maatsen at the end of the season, thus Dortmund is unlikely to fulfil the asking price in the summer.
In Dortmund’s first game following the winter break, they defeated Darmstadt 3-0, with Maatsen making his debut in the process. Maatsen played the entire ninety minutes.
His team would spare Chelsea from penalties under the stringent new Premier League profit and sustainability standards, giving Chelsea greater room to spend this summer.
Next summer, Chelsea plans to make significant purchases, with a striker, left back, and central defender probably taking precedence.
The strikers that were admired were Victor Osimhen of Napoli, Ivan Toney of Brentford, and Evan Ferguson of Brighton; nevertheless, they would all prove to be expensive acquisitions.
Regarding defence, possible targets are Ousmane Diomande at Sporting and Jean-Clair Todibo at Nice.