Sky Bet League Two club Exeter City are thought to be set to receive a six-figure fee from English Premier League giants Chelsea as a result of a clause in former player Ethan Ampadu’s contract at Stamford Bridge.

The 18-year-old Welsh international defender joined The Blues in summer 2017 in a deal which was decided by a tribunal with Ampadu having not signed a professional deal with Exeter City.

According to BBC Sport, Exeter City are now owed £250,000 from the deal with Ampadu having made his 10th senior appearance for Chelsea in the 2-0 Emirates FA Cup victory over Sky Bet Championship club Nottingham Forest last weekend. That outing triggered a clause in the player’s contract with former club Exeter City expected to receive their windfall in the coming weeks.

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Ampadu came through Exeter City’s well-respected academy system and he went on to make 13 senior appearances for the club.  Despite initially being expected to link-up with Chelsea’s Development Squad upon moving to Stamford Bridge, Ampadu was handed his first team debut for The Blues less than three months after joining the club. The player has since gone on to add nine further appearances to his tally with most of those outings coming in cup competitions.

The youngster made his senior international debut for Wales in November 2017 in a 2-0 defeat to France in Paris.


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