Ethan Ampadu off to Chelsea

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To be fair they like to loan youth players out. Two years ago they had over twenty youth players on loan to other clubs. I'd like to see him go to Chelsea as we may get him back for a year
 

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Well, best of luck to the lad, he's a great prospect. Not sure Chelsea is the right club though. They don't have much of a history of bringing on Academy players. Shame we won't get a fee, only compensation. Still I'm sure Kwame gave him some advice on this.
 

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oh no....we've done the stuff about EPPP to death on here, but the EPPP compensation is minimal (100k ish) compared to what he's worth.

We can only hope that Ethan and Kwame have generously decided to exert some influence over Chelsea's attitude.

Not sure its a good move for Ethan. He'd get plenty of experience against men playing for City; conversely and notoriously Chelsea don't have anyone left in their first team who has come through their ranks
 

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Disappointed that he didn't see us right by signing a deal so we could get compensation. He'll rarely play at Chelsea.
 

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Milts I have said this for a while. He's actually made us look like fools. Using our academy and not ever once giving any hope of signing on. Out of respect he should have with a move in mind. Disrespectfull if you ask me
 

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I was really hoping any club but Chelsea. I hope you likes playing in Belgium or the U23's.
 

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Milts I have said this for a while. He's actually made us look like fools. Using our academy and not ever once giving any hope of signing on. Out of respect he should have with a move in mind. Disrespectfull if you ask me
Agreed. We all knew he'd move on at some point. The club would never stand in his way, but this leaves a very bitter taste.
 

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So I've just heard that the negotiations have finished and it's a done deal. Obviously we haven't been told what compensation we are getting yet but it's confirmed - Ethan is a Chelsea player
 

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Very disappointing, although cannot say I am surprised. Wish him well, certainly will follow advisor advice so wouldn't say a word against him personally
 

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Tis a shame because if we could have got him to sign professional terms we'd be looking at millions in a year or 2. I reckon we'll get about 300k
 

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Wasn't expecting this news. Wish him well but I do not think the Ampadus have made the right decision at all. Do they expect Ethan to play for Chelsea in the Premier League ? I don't.
 

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We don't know the details of the deal but on the face of it I'm very disappointed with this - for him and for us. I'll change my mind if I hear the terms of the deal and they are more favourable to us than I currently fear they are.
 

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What a shame that we'll never see his magic again in a City shirt.

Good luck to him though and he certainly has plenty of time to work out how to be a top level footballer and he'll always be one of our own.
 
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