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RB Leipzig sign Chelsea youngster on loan

By Rune Gjerulff

Ethan Ampadu has joined RB Leipzig on loan from Chelsea.

Ethan Ampadu.
Ethan Ampadu.Photo: James Boyes, CC BY-SA 2.0

RB Leipzig have completed the signing of Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu on a one-year loan deal, the club have announced.

"I'm very happy to be at RB Leipzig and to start the season with the team. I want to get to know my new teammates as soon as possible and integrate myself," Ampadu told RB Leipzig's website and added:

"I have followed the club over the last few years and seen how fantastically young players have developed here and what potential there is in the club. So it's the perfect step for me."

Ampadu - a versatile 18-year-old who can play in central defence and as a defensive midfielder - has made 12 appearances for Chelsea's first team.

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