Wales boss Ryan Giggs believes Ethan Ampadu would benefit from leaving Chelsea on loan to continue his development.
The talented 18-year-old has been on the fringes of the first team this season, but has not been able to break into Maurizio Sarri’s regular squad and has only managed to feature just five times this season, with most of his outings in the FA Cup and Europa League.
And Giggs has told the youngster that he would benefit from leaving the club in the summer, if only for a short time.
“I can see Sarri wants him around the first team,” said Giggs on the Sky Sports website
“But it’s just been a bit stop-start, together with the injuries, which is frustrating because he is an amazing talent and he’s shown that in the games he’s played.
“We’ve had players in the same situation – David Brooks, Harry Wilson, Ben Woodburn – talented players who’ve gone out on loan and benefited from it. But if he can force himself into that Chelsea squad then that would be great.”
Meanwhile, we are considering bringing Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake back to the club at the end of the season.
Despite having one of the best attacks in Europe, Maurizio Sarri has seen his side struggle at the back with many believing that David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger have simply not been good enough, especially when it comes to the big matches.
And that has led to speculation that Sarri could delve into his transfer kitty in the summer and spend big money to try and acquire the services of Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly or Real Madrid superstar Raphael Varane.
But Dutch publication De Telegraaf are reporting that we are tempted to exercise a clause they have in the deal which took Ake to Bournemouth in 2017 and take him back to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth around £39 million.
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