Official: Ian Maatsen signs a one-year loan with Borussia Dortmund until the end of the campaign.

Ian Maatsen, a left-back, has been officially signed by Borussia Dortmund from Chelsea for a season-long loan.

 

Maatsen is a temporary addition to Dortmund’s roster. The loan agreement with Chelsea does not include a buy option, but Fabrizio Romano reports that he has signed a new contract with Chelsea that includes a release clause.

On joining Dortmund Maatsen said: “Borussia Dortmund has made an intensive effort for me. I have been following BVB and its fans for a long time, was even at the Champions League game in Manchester in autumn 2022 to see the team live on the grass. I am very happy that it has now worked out with the loan. I promise that I will give everything for the success of the team and am really looking forward to the Yellow Wall.”

 

The 21-year-old will give the left-back position much-needed alternatives. This season Julian Ryerson has been consistent but is not at the quality for where Dortmund want to be, while summer signing Ramy Bensebaini is away at the Africa Cup of Nations with Algeria and his form during his first six months at Dortmund has not been good.

 

Die Schwarzgelben still have problems at right-back, though, since they still depend on Ryerson and Marius Wolf for that position.

 

Dortmund made their first transfer of the window when they signed Jadon Sancho back to the team on a temporary loan to help boost their struggling offense.

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