Ethan Ampadu has agreed to join Sheffield United on a season-long loan move for the 2020/21 season.
The Welsh international becomes the fourth player signed by the Blades within the past week.
After a string of good performances for Wales Ampadu has sealed a loan move to Bramell lane.
Blades boss Chris Wilder is reportedly a long term admirer of Ampadu and is glad to finally get his man.
Ethan Ampadu is in a key part of his career where regular minutes on the pitch is a must. The 19-year-old has jumped at the chance to join Chris Wilder’s project at Bramell lane.
A second consecutive loan spell for Ampadu after a disappointing spell for RB Leipzig. He will hope for more game time this round after making just 7 appearances for Leipzig.
Why a loan move was needed
Still, in his early years, Ampadu has struggled for games at Stamford Bridge. A spell in Leipzig did little to improve this.
Ampadu needs first-team games and is unlikely to get this at his parent club. The Blues have good depth at centre-back and centre midfield.
The arrival of Thiago Silva pushed Ampadu further down the pecking order at Chelsea. Shadowing the Brazilian would be invaluable but its game time above all Ampadu needs most.
This has been emphasized by Wales boss Ryan Giggs after conversations with Ampadu.
What Ampadu will add to Sheffield United
A versatile player who can operate at centre back or central midfield. Adding much-needed depth in midfield and defence for Wilders men. Ampadu can also play in a 3 man defence which is a formation the Blades favour.
Ampadu is a good passer of the ball and excels at long-range passes. He is also a calm and composed player in possession. Key traits that can help Sheffield build-up play from the back or break down tough opposition.
At Sheffield, Ampadu will have the perfect stage to prove himself to his parent club that he belongs at the top level.