Aston Villa Sign Maatsen from Chelsea

Aston Villa have completed the signing of left-back Ian Maatsen from Chelsea.

The 22-year-old has signed a six-year deal and moves to Villa Park for a fee of £37.5m.

Maatsen had a £35m release clause which expired earlier this month, allowing Chelsea to negotiate the higher price they agreed with Villa.

Borussia Dortmund were keen on signing the defender on a permanent deal after his successful loan spell with them last season. They made offers but fell short of the original release clause.

He made 16 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund, scoring two goals, and featured seven times in the Champions League, scoring once.