Lampard reveals motive as Chelsea starlet completes Germany switch

Oli Fisher
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Ethan Ampadu of Chelsea in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on February 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Chelsea have confirmed that young midfielder Ethan Ampadu has joined Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on a season-long loan.

Frank Lampard commented on the decision: “I tried to sign Ethan on loan at Derby last year so I’m a big fan, 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.”

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