Nov 24, 2016 16:12:23
The Blues are reportedly eyeing a move for the 16-year-old whose father of Ghanaian descent is a youth team coach at Arsenal
According to The Sun, the Blues manager Antonio Conte has been a great admirer of the youngster and would want to have him at Cobham to speed up his development.
The 16-year-old has been impressive at his League Two side, after making nine appearances including a Checkatrade Trophy game against Chelsea’s junior side, from where the interest escalated, according to reports.
Ampadu’s father, Patrick Ampadu, is the coach of Arsenal’s U18 outfit, with reports suggesting that the Gunners as well as Manchester United are also eyeing the young player.
He made his first-team debut for Exeter in a League Cup match against Brentford last August aged 15 years, 10 months and 26 days.
Ampadu was born in England and has already played for Wales at the Under-19 level due to his mother’s Welsh ancestry.
However, he is still eligible to play for Ghana home to his grandparents, who relocated to Europe in the 1960s.