Chelsea wonderkid Ethan Ampadu is on the brink of joining Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on a season-long loan this summer, having completed his medical with the Red Bull-backed club on Friday.
Blues boss Frank Lampard confirmed earlier this week that Ampadu was given permission to leave the club’s pre-season group ahead of a temporary move away from Stamford Bridge, but it remained a mystery where the teenager could end up this summer.
It’s now become clear that the 18-year-old defender is on his way to the Bundesliga on a season-long loan, and Sky Sports have confirmed that Ampadu underwent a medical with RB Leipzig on Friday.
BREAKING: Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu has undergone a medical ahead of a potential loan move to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig according to Sky in Germany.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 19, 2019
Ampadu was even pictured in Leipzig’s city centre, with the versatile centre-back now set to be announced as a new signing in time for the club’s Bundesliga opener against newly-promoted Union Berlin on August 18.
For Chelsea, the arrival of Lampard was set to bring a new era of youth involvement at Stamford Bridge, with fans often being forced to see their brightest prospects shipped out to lower league clubs – or more notably