Chelsea teenager, Ethan Ampadu is excited at the opportunity to experience the Bundesliga after sealing a loan move to RB Leipzig.
Ethan Ampadu is set to play the next season at German Bundesliga outfit, RB Leipzig. The young centre-back was sent to Germany in a bid to gain valuable first team experience. This is definitely going to be a great chance for the youngster to do so given that he played just five times under Maurizio Sarri next season.
And while Frank Lampard is eager to give the younger players a chance, the new manager believes that Ethan Ampadu would learn more if he were to experience a new league.
As reported by talkSPORT, Lampard revealed that he did try to bring Ampadu on loan while at Derby last season.
“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.”
Ampadu believes the switch will prove the ‘perfect step’.
“I’m delighted to be at RB Leipzig and can’t wait to start the season with my new team. I want to get to know the lads and integrate into the team as quickly as possible,” he said on Leipzig’s website.
“I have followed the club in recent years and have seen how well young players have developed here and how much potential this club has, so it’s the perfect step for me.”
And now that he is in Germany, Ethan Ampadu would be eager to become a mainstay of Leipzig’s defense from next season.