Ampadu signs new contract and goes on loan

The Welsh international committed his long-term future to the Blues until 2024, but will continue his development on loan in Serie A this term.

It is the third loan spell of the 20-year-old’s career, having spent time in the English and German top flights, with Sheffield United and RB Leipzig respectively, playing alongside Timo Werner at the latter.

Although his playing time at Leipzig was limited, it did include reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League, and he made 33 appearances for the Blades last season, 29 of which came in the Premier League.

The versatile centre-back or midfielder also played in all three of Wales’ group games as they reached the knockout stages of Euro 2020 in the summer, having been a regular for his country since making his debut aged 17.