Lampard failed with bid for Ampadu during the summer

first_img 3 Ampadu featured seven times last season under Antonio Conte but is yet to play under new boss Maurizio Sarri.Lampard, meanwhile, has already raided his former club to snap up midfielder Mason Mount and defender Fikayo Tomori on loan this season. 3 Ampadu contributed to Wales’ third goal by providing an assist for Aaron Ramsey after a direct run through the heart of the Irish midfield.The former Exeter City player is highly regarded at Stamford Bridge and ater the match, Sky Sports presenter Scott Minto claimed Derby were keen for the youngster to join Chelsea legend Frank Lampard at Pride Park. Ampadu was the standout performer on his competitive debut The youngster broke into Chelsea’s first team last season Chelsea blocked Derby County’s approach to sign 17-year-old whizz-kid Ethan Ampadu during the summer transfer window.The teenager was in top form for Ryan Giggs’ Wales side on Thursday night as he picked up the man of the match award on his competitive debut in the comfortable Nations League win against the Republic of Ireland. getty “I know Derby tried to sign him on a season loan, I also know that Maurizio Sarri said no,” Minto, who played for Chelsea during the 1990s, explained.Sitting alongside him in the studio was Phil Babb, who thinks the teenager has ‘one hell of a career in front of him.”“He’s a terrific talent, I’m looking forward to seeing him. He’s got all the ability, he’s an athlete,” Babb said.“For Giggsy to throw him in for such an important competitive game shows the faith he has in him. So hopefully he justifies his selection.”Asked about Ampadu’s performance against Ireland, Giggs said: “Ethan is a talent, but not only as a player, but as a person. He is so measured and mature and takes it all in his stride. I am really pleased for him.” 3 Wales manager Ryan Giggs handed Ampadu his first start for Wales last_img read more