Monday 10 December 2018

Welsh teenager Ethan Ampadu signs new five-year deal at Chelsea

Wales midfielder or defender Ethan Ampadu has committed his long-term future to Chelsea (Niall Carson/PA)
Wales midfielder or defender Ethan Ampadu has committed his long-term future to Chelsea (Niall Carson/PA)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Wales international Ethan Ampadu has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the Premier League club have announced.

Ampadu, who signed from Exeter in July 2017 with the fee agreed by tribunal, has impressed since moving to Stamford Bridge.

"I'm really proud and happy, I'm looking forward to the next five years," said the defender or midfielder, who turned 18 last week.

Ampadu has made seven Chelsea appearances to date and is certain to get further opportunities this season under Maurizio Sarri.

The Welshman could be involved in Thursday's Europa League clash at PAOK in Greece.

"All I have got to do now is continue to work hard, and hopefully good things will happen," Ampadu added.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "Ethan has shown great potential and unbelievable maturity since arriving at Chelsea a year ago.

"In this short time he convinced a lot of people with his exceptional quality and mentality and we look forward to watching him develop into a key player for the club over the coming years."

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