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Media blown away by £7m progressive Leeds player on international duty


Leeds United defensive midfielder Ethan Ampadu was on international duty with Wales this week, and the performance of the 22-year-old star has been hailed in the media.

Ethan Ampadu, who joined Leeds United from Chelsea in the summer transfer window, is an important player for Wales.

Wales star Ethan Ampadu playing well for Leeds United

Ampadu has made almost 50 appearances for his country, and he is still only 22.

The youngster is a massive talent, and on Monday evening, the £7 million (The London Evening Standard) player showed just why he is so highly rated in the footballing community.

Ampadu has been deployed mainly in defensive midfield by Leeds so far this campaign, but he has also played in central defence.

The former Exeter City youngster has played five times in the Championship and has played twice in the EFL Cup for Leeds so far this season.

Media review of Leeds United ace Ethan Ampadu’s display for Wales

On Monday evening, the 22-year-old played in midfield for Wales against Latvia.

It was a European Championship Qualifying Group D match.

Wales won 2-0.

WalesOnline has raved about the youngster in their Player Ratings.

Ethan Ampadu
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While describing Ampadu as the “star man”, they gave him 9 out of 10 and noted: “One half of an impressive deep midfield duo.

“Notable how progressive he was with his distribution, feeding Ramsey, Wilson and Johnson in particular with accuracy and ease.

“Sent Johnson through with a fantastic pass early on. Defensively excellent, too.”

During his time on the pitch, Ampadu took four shots but none of them was on target, played two key passes, had a pass accuracy of 83.7%, won two headers, took 52 touches, and made two interceptions and one clearance.

Ampadu did not have the best of times at Chelsea.

The 22-year-old failed to make a massive impact in the first team and was sent out on loan to RB Leipzig and Sheffield United among other clubs.

We believe that the Wales international would be able to get back to his best at Leeds.

Playing week in and week out would help Ampadu get a rhythm in his game and would make him a better player.

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