Although Pep Guardiola urged the Citizens’ directors to stop the right winger’s departure, he ended up being sold to the blue team for just over 45 million euros. Now comes the Catalan coach’s counter-offensive.
The former youth player Manchester CityCole Palmer, was a valuable asset to pep Guardiolawho asked not to sell him to Chelsea FC. However, the Blues put an amount of almost 47 million euros on the table. An offer the Arabs couldn’t refuse. Now it is the Catalan coach’s turn to ask for new signings and his next target is precisely the London club.
His name is Ian Maatsen, he is 21 years old, he plays as a left-back and does not count for Mauricio Pochettino, who gave him a few minutes on the pitch.. In fact, the Dutch player was close to leaving the club last summer, but he didn’t like his destination (Burnley), even though he played there last season. In the end he rejected the offer. Can something change at Manchester City?
Manchester City will bring Maatsen from Chelsea FC on a free transfer
The former Coventry City winger’s departure from Stamford Bridge may make the Argentine coach happy, but not Todd Boehly. And even less in the way the city team wants to approach it. His contract appears to run until 2024, meaning he will be a free agent in the next summer window. Of course, if he refuses the renovations that the American businessman can throw at him.
The fact is that a contract extension with Chelsea seems a long way off because Maatsen doesn’t feel comfortable there. In addition, the last champions of the Premier and Champions League are interested in him. Both the player and the majority of teams in the English league know that City has a high probability of becoming champions of the domestic competition again.
Maatsen has yet to win a title in his career and he will succeed at Manchester City
Although he has only played four years since his professional career, the left-back has yet to win a single title. If you look at the current sporting situation of the blue team, it is very difficult for them to catch up with the current leaders (City), who lead them by 8 points. Furthermore, like last season, he wins every game he plays.
In short, Ian Maatsen knows that his move to Manchester City means many titles, but he only wants to add the first one. And the team led by Pep Guardiola is a favorite in the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield and of course the Champions League. Given this scenario, the player will remain without an extension to allow his signing with the Sky Blue team in 2024.
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