Exeter unhappy at tribunal ruling on Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu

20 April 2018 06:24
• League Two side say £2.5m fee ‘sends out wrong message’• Chairman attacks ruling as poor reward for academy workExeter City have said they are “disappointed for football” after a tribunal determined Chelsea should pay the League Two side up to £2.5m for the hugely promising Wales international Ethan Ampadu.Although that would represent a record fee for Exeter, the club’s chairman, Julian Tagg, has expressed concern over what message it will send to academy staff and lower league clubs developing homegrown players. Ampadu, who is 17 and recovering from a fractured ankle, moved to Chelsea last summer and has played seven times, making his Premier League debut in December and operating in defence and midfield. Related: Victor Moses gives Chelsea win against Burnley plus FA Cup semi-final boost Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian