Chelsea’s promising youngster Ethan Ampadu joins RB Leipzig on loan
Wales international player Ethan Ampadu has completed his loan move to German club RB Leipzig.
The 18-year-old signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea in September 2018 but will now spend the whole of 2019/2020 season in Germany.
Recommended for you:
Speaking after the deal the versatile defender expressed his delight in joining for a club of RB Leipzig reputation.
“I am very happy to be at RB Leipzig and start the season with the team.” Ampadu said.
“I want to get to know the team as quickly as possible and integrate myself.
” I’ve been following the club in recent years and saw how fantastic young players have come to develop here and what potential there is in this club. So it’s the perfect step for me.”
Done deal! 🤝 @ethanamp4 signs for RB Leipzig ✍️
The 18-year-old Welsh defensive all-rounder joins on a one-year loan from @ChelseaFC and will wear the number 26.
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) July 22, 2019
New Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is a big fan of Ethan Ampadu and he is optimistic that the loan will aid his development.
“I tried to sign Ethan on loan at Derby last year so I’m a big fan,” Said Lampard.
“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 defense we have a lot of quality, so each player is a case by case.”