Chelsea loanee Ian Maatsen has claimed to the Evening Standard that he was keen to move on loan early this summer.
The 20-year-old is currently enjoying his football at Burnley in the Championship.
The Clarets are right near the top of the second tier of English football, having reinvented themselves under new manager Vincent Kompany.
Maatsen has been excelling on his latest temporary spell away from Stamford Bridge. He has one goal and four assists in just 11 Championship appearances.
That attacking impotence is exactly what Chelsea want to see from their wing-backs, given how crucial the likes of Reece James and Ben Chilwell are to the attack.
The Dutchman has claimed that he was keen to head out on loan as soon as possible this summer, in order to kick on with his new surroundings quickly.
Maatsen was keen for loan move
He said: “I didn’t hesitate to wait in the transfer window, I said I wanted to go out on another loan.
“I wanted to prove during my spell that I’m ready for the next step next season, that’s why I chose Burnley. I thought the quicker I move then I can apply myself to kick on this season. It was the perfect match.”
After a successful spell in the Championship last season, it is obvious why he was happy to move again this season.
His position may see him struggle to break into the Chelsea first team when the time comes for him to make a decision in West London.
Maatsen would currently be having to fight for a starting role at the club with the likes of Chilwell and Marc Cucurella, who are involved in their own personal battle to secure number one status at the club.
Nevertheless, continuing to impress at the top of the Championship will no doubt be doing his chances the world of good.