West Ham United allegedly want to sign 21-year-old left-back Ian Maatsen from Chelsea this summer.
David Moyes definitely needs to add more pace and youth to his full-back ranks at the London Stadium this summer.
And it seems as though the Scot is getting ready to do exactly that…
Ian Maatsen could swap Chelsea for West Ham this summer
The Athletic reckon that the 21-year-old Blues youngster is firmly on the Hammers’ radar.
Described as an ‘absolutely rapid’ left-back by Talk Chelsea, Maatsen seems to be exactly the kind of player we need at West Ham.
The youngster spent last season on loan with Burnley and bagged four goals and six assists in 39 Championship outings (Who Scored).
During those appearances, Maatsen averaged two tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 1.3 clearances. He made 57.3 passes per game on average and recorded a completion rate of 83.5% – a mightily impressive return for a full-back (Who Scored).
Those are some fine stats there from the Netherlands under-21 international.
Ian Maatsen is a really talented young player and I would absolutely love to see him join West Ham from Chelsea.
Whether Chelsea will be prepared to sell him to us for £20 million in the summer transfer window remains to be seen though.