Frank Lampard admits 18-year-old ace will be loaned out this summer

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard has revealed that he is looking at the possibility of loaning out Ethan Ampadu in the bid to offer the youngster with regular first-team football next season.

The Wales international was a surprise exclusion from the club’s 25-man squad for the pre-season tour of Japan and Lampard has now acknowledged that Ampadu has not suffered any fresh injury.

Speaking in a press conference, the new Blues boss said that Ampadu was left out of the team with the view to sending him out on loan to a club, where he can get a regular run of games.

“Ethan’s not injured. We are looking at the possibility of Ethan going on loan for the season. In the interest of Ethan and of Chelsea, the idea he can play a lot of games somewhere could be good for him. That’s not done yet but we haven’t brought him here while that’s up in the air,” he was quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

The 18-year-old joined the Blues from Exeter City in the summer of 2017 and he made the breakthrough during the 2017/18 season, where he bagged seven appearances across all competitions under ex-boss Antonio Conte.

In the previous campaign, he could not improve his gametime with just five games under the tutelage of Maurizio Sarri, who preferred to bank on the experienced players for most of the season.

At present, Ampadu has strong competition in front of him for both the defensive and midfield positions, and move away from Stamford Bridge should provide him with the exposure required to evolve into a better player.

The likes of Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have already shown the benefit of spending time on loan elsewhere, and it will be interesting to see whether Ampadu can catch the eye of Lampard with a top campaign away from the club.

One Response to “Frank Lampard admits 18-year-old ace will be loaned out this summer”

  1. Ampadu needs playing time, it will helo him to develop hi potentials and gain more experience. I support this move