Ethan Ampadu: Sheffield United in talks with Chelsea over season-long loan | Football News

Wales international may be allowed to leave in the search for more game-time after frustrating six-month loan spell at RB Leipzig

Last Updated: 07/09/20 4:14pm

Ethan Ampadu played at the heart of the Wales defence and kept two clean sheets in the wins against Finland and Bulgaria

Sheffield United are in talks over a season-long loan for Chelsea defender Ethan Ampadu.

The 19-year-old Wales international has returned from a six-month loan spell at RB Leipzig and may be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge again in the hunt for more first-team experience.

Ampadu’s versatility make him an attractive prospect for Blades boss Chris Wilder as he can also play in midfield.

The former Exeter City youngster has been playing more for Wales than any club side, starring in their 1-0 wins against Finland and Bulgaria in the Nations League.

Wales boss Ryan Giggs said it is time for Ampadu to decide if he wants to fight for a first-team spot at Chelsea or go to a club where he may be guaranteed more game time.

Ampadu is getting more game time for Wales than in club football

“I want all the players to be playing regularly, but that sometimes isn’t the case,” said Giggs.

“It’s that balance over whether they’re at a top club and surrounded by top players and improving every day, but ultimately you need minutes on the pitch.

“That’s a decision for Ethan. I’ve talked to him a lot about that. I think last year was maybe a little bit different as he had injuries.


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