Seventh heaven for Vincent Kompany as Burnley boss lands Chelsea youngster on loan
Vincent Kompany has made his seventh signing as Burnley boss with the capture of young Chelsea left back Ian Maatsen.
The Netherlands Under 21 international — who won't play any part in tonight's friendly against Shrewsbury Town — arrives with Championship experience after spending time with Coventry City last term.
Maatsen joined Feyenoord's academy aged seven, before spells with Sparta Rotterdam and PSV Eindhoven, and then joined Chelsea in 2018.
In October 2020, Maatsen joined Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan, making 35 appearances in all competitions, and scoring his first senior goal in April 2021 in a 1–0 win at Doncaster Rovers.
Last season he played 42 times for the Sky Blues in all competitions, scoring three goals.
He is contracted at Stamford Bridge until 2024, and Chelsea have an option to extend his deal by a further year.
Burnley’s only current senior left back is Charlie Taylor, with young Owen Dodgson last week signing a new deal, after making his first team debut in the FA Cup against Huddersfield in January.