Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock says he wants to sign Ethan Ampadu on loan from Chelsea during the January transfer window.

Warnock, who was speaking to BBC Radio Wales, explained why he rates the youngster so highly.

I think they should loan us him. What I like about him is that he is so confident.

He plays the game simple. He will have to quicken up a little bit when he gets higher up because he will get caught. But that’s the whole object of playing games really.

He will get that by playing games. When you play with the type of players he has to play with it does help for his education. They have good players who could do with playing and if they could get a game in the Premier League I think it would help their development really.

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It has already been claimed that Ampadu could leave the club on loan during the January window should his game time not increase.

The Welsh youngster is very highly thought of at the club and was ever present during the pre-season campaign, but he is yet to nail down a position with the Blues.

Interest in his performances has mounted after he starred for Ryan Giggs’ Wales side during the recent international break.

Warnock may be wary that he openly revealed his admiration for the player just days after accusing the Blues of ‘lacking class’ for the way they let Tammy Abraham join Aston Villa instead of Cardiff.