Chelsea have announced that Ethan Ampadu has joined Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on a season-long loan deal. The 18-year-old joined the Blues from Exeter in 2017 but has found it difficult to break into the first team.
Nevertheless, it is the first time Ampadu will be going out on loan from Chelsea. Blues manager, Frank Lampard is a big fan of the Wales international and tried to sign him during his time at Derby.
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But with the competition at Chelsea, the former Manchester City star feels it will be good for Ampadu to go out on loan to a club that has had success with British youngsters in the past.
‘I tried to sign Ethan on loan at Derby last year so I’m a big fan, but with the minutes he played last year, in the interest of Ethan and of Chelsea, the idea he can play a lot of games somewhere could be good for him.
‘I really wanted to work with Ethan this year. That’s a slight disappointment, but it’s to benefit of him. In midfield and defence, we have a lot of quality, so each player is a case by case.’