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Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu has joined German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig for the entire season 2019/20. The Welshman has been handed number 26 at the club.

The 18-year-old put pen to paper on a new contract at the Stamford Bridge in September 2018. He has made 12 appearances for the Blues till date. With Maurizio Sarri in the hot seat, he made 3 appearances in all competitions for the club.

RB Leipzig will return to the Champions League this season after finishing third behind Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund laat season. This will be their second European competition in the last three years.

OFFICIAL: Ethan Ampadu joins RB Leipzig on one-year loan

The Welsh midfielder expressed his delight on joining the German side.

“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. 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.”

Having secured his transfer, Markus Kröche said,

“We’re delighted to have been able to secure a one-year loan deal for Ethan Ampadu. He’s only 18, but he already has a wealth of international experience and can play in both defence and holding midfield. Despite a number of offers in England, Ethan decided to join us. He is another top talent for the club and his versatility gives us more variety in the squad.”

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