Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu is ‘on the verge’ of a loan move to RB Leipzig, according to claims from Germany.
The versatile defensive player is set to depart Stamford Bridge on a temporary basis ahead of the 2019/20 campaign as he goes in search of regular first-team football elsewhere.
Ampadu displayed signs of quality last season, but a decision has been made for him to go out and earn valuable playing time away from West London.
Numerous clubs had been in the race to sign the Wales international, but according to Kicker, as cited by German Football Daily via Twitter, RB Leipzig have won the race.
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It is claimed that Julian Nagelsmann’s side are ‘on the verge’ of tying up a loan deal for the former Exeter City man, who will aim to flourish in his first ventures in the Bundesliga.
Several British players have already moved to Germany and enjoyed success, and Ampadu will hope to be the next on the growing list.
Why a move to Leipzig could be perfect for Ampadu
Nagelsmann is an excellent coach and will be able to help Ampadu both from a mental perspective and tactically.
RB Leipzig have a reputation for developing and enhancing the qualities of young players, so Ampadu could thrive in this environment.
Leipzig have given the likes of Ademola Lookman and Emile Smith Rowe platforms to thrive. Ampadu can take confidence from the development of the British players at Leipzig before him.
Ampadu would benefit immensely from playing week-in, week-out, and he is more likely to have this opportunity at Leipzig than he is at Chelsea.