Chelsea fans are delighted with the news that Ethan Ampadu has signed a new long term contract at Stamford Bridge.
Ampadu, 18, signed a new five-year deal with the club late last week.
The Welshman has made seven appearances for Chelsea’s first team, however has yet to feature under new boss Maurizio Sarri.
He could however be given his first chance to shine against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup tomorrow afternoon having impressed on international duty with Wales and with both Antonio Rudiger and Gary Cahill out injured.
Upon signing the deal, Ampadu told the official Chelsea website: “I’m really proud and happy. I’m looking forward to the next five years and all I have got to do now is continue to work hard, and hopefully good things will happen.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia also expressed her delight at the teenager’s decision to commit his future to the Blues, saying: “We look forward to watching him develop into a key player for the club over the coming years.”
And the Chelsea fans have since emulated Granovskaia’s delight on Twitter, with many feeling the Blues have tied down one of the Premier League’s hottest young talents …
Ethan Ampadu getting this 5 year contract brings me such joy. Chelsea have an absolute gem in Ampadu, who not only has the talent to be special, but more importantly, has the mentality to be special.
I don’t care about Chelsea’s history w/ youth, Ampadu is going to make it. pic.twitter.com/MHvy0QrEt3
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) September 19, 2018
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Ethan Ampadu signing a new contract at Chelsea is fantastic news. A fantastic talent which we will need to keep hold of, because he will have a big future at this club.
— Mad About Chelsea (@MadAboutChelsea) September 20, 2018
— #10 (@BlueLionTweets) September 19, 2018
Great to see Ethan Ampadu has signed a new 5 year contract @ChelseaFC with Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek we have the best group of young players in Europe.
— Want my CHELSEA back (@Neiltruechels) September 19, 2018
Ethan Ampadu has signed a new 5 year contract with Chelsea!
— Chelsea Insight (@Chelseainsight_) September 19, 2018
Ampadu signing a new contract at Chelsea is fantastic news.
A fantastic talent which we will need to keep hold of because he will have a big future at this Football Club.
Already looks at home in the 1st team when he plays so the future for him is very bright. pic.twitter.com/Yh2rdNTBDS
— Ned (@FutboILampard) September 19, 2018
Ethan Ampadu has today signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea.
Quality business. pic.twitter.com/S6bze2O339
— ⒹⓎⓁ (@ChelseaDyl) September 19, 2018
New contract for Ampadu is an excellent bit of business. Now give Hazard everything he wants and a little bit more and get Hudson-Odoi tied down too.
— Jamie (@JCollettCFC) September 19, 2018