Chelsea star’s father criticizes Todd Boehly and confirms son’s desire to leave the club.

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(Image: Getty). The father of Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen has launched a scathing rant at club owner Todd Boehly. Edward Maatsen accused the American of putting money before the best interests of the club, and has claimed his son is now looking at making his loan move to Borussia Dortmund permanent.

The Dutch defender has since left Chelsea bosses red-faced, helping Dortmund into the semi-finals of the Champions League. His deal reportedly contains a £35million release clause and on the eve of their first leg clash with PSG, his father has now implied he may not be returning to London. “We are working on staying at the club (Dortmund),” he said, via the Daily Mail.

“The clubs have to fight it out among themselves. Ian is developing well here and things are not going well at Chelsea since they changed ownership.” Ian Maatsen has impressed for Borussia Dortmund.

(Image: Getty). Maatsen Snr also directly criticised the current ownership model at Stamford Bridge, and cited the example of previous Dortmund players as to why it’s currently the best club for his son’s development. “A lot at that club also revolves around money, which sometimes seems more important than the club’s interests,” he added.

“We have more options besides Chelsea and Dortmund, but Dortmund has proven to be a good restart. And look which guys come from there. The defender, 22, joined Chelsea in 2018 from PSV, and has since had stints at Charlton, Coventry and Burnley.

He caught the eye with the Clarets in particular, helping them to the Championship title and being named in the league team of the season. And the left-back seemed set for a regular role under Mauricio Pochettino this season, only to be shipped out again after 12 Premier League appearances. He’s since played 18 times for Dortmund, scoring twice.

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