Ethan Ampadu: Chelsea star joins Sheffield United on loan

Ethan Ampadu: Chelsea star joins Sheffield United on loan

- Ethan Ampadu was part of the RB Leipzig squad that reached the Champions League semis last season

- The youngster was loaned to the Bundesliga club by Premier League club Chelsea

- Ampadu has joined Sheffield United on another season-long loan

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Ethan Ampadu has moved to the Bramal Lane Stadium to join Premier League side Sheffield United where he will continue his development in what would be his second temporary switch.

The youngster who will be 20 on September 14 spent last season on loan at German club RB Leipzig where he was a team-mate of new Chelsea boy Timo Werner.

Ampadu was impressive for the Bundesliga side as he played full 90 minutes to help the club defeat Tottenham in the Champions League round of 16 before they later crashed out in the semi-final.

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The Wales’ international joined the Blues in 2017 and later become the eight-youngest debutant in the Carabao Cup when he featured for Chelsea that year.

Chelsea wrote in a statement on their website: “He joins a Sheffield United side that surprised many by finishing in ninth place in the Premier League last season following their promotion from the Championship."

Ethan Ampadu: Chelsea star to proceed on season-long loan to Sheffield United

Ethan Ampadu to proceed on season-long loan to Sheffield United. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Meanwhile, N’Golo Kante is now a surprise target for Manchester United with latest reports that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been linked with the Frenchman ahead of the start of the Premier League season.

UK outlet Daily Star reports that United are monitoring the Frenchman’s status at Stamford Bridge as the Blues have placed €60million price-tag to raise funds for their next target Declan Rice.

Italian giants Inter Milan are also chasing the 2018 World Cup winner, but they will have to hope on Chelsea allowing him a move to Italy rather than Old Trafford.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Spanish League outfit Granada are reportedly edging closer to landing Chelsea star Kennedy on a season-long loan deal this summer.

The 24-year-old recently returned to Stamford Bridge after spending the 2019-20 season at La Liga side Getafe where he scored three goals and five assists in 27 appearances.

Before joining the Rojiblancos on loan last term, he has spent time with Watford and Newcastle United.

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