Ian Maatsen celebrating with Coventry City


This is the new 'jewel' of Chelsea that Barça would like

Published:17/12/2021 - 16:39h

Updated:1/01/2022 - 22:48h

According to the English media, 'Football Insider', Barça scouts have been interested in Ian Maatsen, the young Chelsea full-back. The player is on loan to Conventry City from the Championship

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The FC Barcelona prepares for what can be a very good -or very bad- market of winter. The blaugranas are looking for new pieces that allow them encarrilar his way for the second part of the season. Although the ones of the City Condal need to go out of players to have of limit salarial, from the Camp Nou show optimistic with the arrival of some new signing in January.

The names of Ferran Torres and Edinson Cavani are some of which more have sounded. However, as 'Football Insider', the Catalan entity would be linked with a new 'perla' of the English football. It treats of Ian Maatsen, the youngster of 19 years of Chelsea. The Dutch finds yielded to the Coventry City, of the second division of England, and has been one of the most stood out players of the Championship.

As it indicated the media, the observers of the Barça have been after the track of the defender, that arrived to Stamford Brige in 2018, pertinent of the PSV Eindhoven. When the 'blues' still were under the orders of Frank Lampard, the born in Vlaardingen debuted in the EFL Cup, in 2019. The past campaign was yielded in Charlton Athletic, where was indisputable headline in spite of his short age. Now, it does life in Coventry, where seem to have called the attention of the Barcelona.

However, the possible arrival of Maatsen would be descartada for the culés, at least by the moment. The defender still has agreement with Chelsea until 2024, and the ones of Thomas Tuchel would not leave to go of simple form to a footballer of the age and of the characteristics of the international Sub-21 with Low Countries. Precisely, the side is one of the needy positions for the ones of Xavi Hernández, but a possible signing is still very far.

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The options to incorporate new players in January keep closely tied with the exit of Philippe Coutinho and Samuel Umtiti. Without his vacancies, the ones of Joan Laporta will not have the limit salarial available to give arrived the footballers that need. Nevertheless, the options to final of season see even more striking. The club could try 'fish' to more than a player 'to cost zero', for like this can devote his economic efforts in signings of renown like the one of Erling Haaland.

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