Youngster Ethan Ampadu’s summer transfer from Exeter City to Chelsea will be discussed at a tribunal on Wednesday according to The Grecians’ official website.

The 17-year-old Exeter born defender moved to Stamford Bridge as a free agent on 1 July and former club Exeter City are entitled to a compensation fee with the player being under the age of 23.

It has now been revealed that the transfer will be discussed at a tribunal on Wednesday with the transfer fee to be paid by Chelsea to be announced in the coming weeks. Exeter City were initially hoping for around £600,000 from the English Premier League club, however, the youngster’s good performances in the early days of his Chelsea career could force that value up.

Ampadu initially linked up with the Chelsea Development Squad but soon impressed first team manager Antonio Conte resulting in him being handed his senior debut in The Blues’ 5-1 win over Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge in the Carabao Cup in September.

The teenager has gone on to make six further first team appearances for Chelsea including an outing in The Blues’ 3-1 English Premier League win at Huddersfield Town in December. Ampadu would have played an even greater role for his club had his season not been abruptly ended by an ankle fracture.

Ampadu made 13 senior outings for former club Exeter City after breaking through the club’s academy system.

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