Name: Ethan Ampadu
Club: RB Leipzig
Made Senior Debut?: Yes (Exeter City)
Current National Level: Wales International
Last Season Summary
2018/19 – Last season was a bit of an odd one for Ampadu’s progression. Getting the odd game in the FA Cup, Europa League and Premier League, it was clear that Sarri saw something in Ampadu. But a full match was rare. This didn’t stop him from being called up to represent his country again, after doing so from his loan period with Exeter. When he did play, he looked solid and made no errors leading to goals, what more can you ask from a centre back?
Footy Files expectations this Season
2019/20 – With the departure of Gary Cahill, and the transfer ban at Chelsea, we believed this might be the year that Ampadu broke onto the Premier League scene. This was not the case, and he has gone out on loan to RB Leipzig, and by all accounts turned down numerous English clubs to do so. With Leipzig’s reputations of playing youthful teams this could prove to be a very useful season for Ampadu as he looks for more game time. although Upamecano and Mukiele wont exactly step aside for the Welshman. Time will tell if he can break into the starting eleven..