We learned this morning that Leeds United was interested in Ethan Ampadu, and things have progressed rapidly since then. According to The Athletic’s Leeds correspondent Phil Hay, the deal is practically complete, and the two clubs have agreed on an initial cost of £7 million, with the possibility of additional payments dependant on their performance next year.
Chelsea Transfer News: The Championship is a significant step down for Ampadu, who will have attracted top-flight attention from England and throughout Europe. However, the midfielder understands from personal experience that playing every week for a lower-level club is preferable to sitting on the bench for a top team.
Leeds United and Chelsea have reached an agreement on a deal for Ethan Ampadu. The initial charge is roughly £7 million, with add-ons. This opens the door for a medical and Ampadu to become the club’s first signing of the summer.
Leeds United are a huge club in a large stadium, and they’ll be vying for instant promotion next season. Ampadu will start for them once a week, and it appears to be a good move for him. £7m is a paltry cost for a player of his caliber, but with only one year left on his Chelsea deal, there isn’t much we can do other than wish him well in the future.