Stoke City could do with bringing in a defender at some point this month as they are currently lacking depth in that particular area.
The Potters will be hoping that they can enjoy promotion straight back to the Premier League, but this may only be possible if they bring in another player before the end of this month. One player who has shown plenty of promise and deserves regular minutes is Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu, who is currently valued at £4.5 million by Transfermarkt, and so perhaps Gary Rowett should consider strengthening in defensive areas.
The 17-year-old made a number of appearances for the Blues’ first team last season, including a 10-minute Premier League outing against Huddersfield Town. Indeed, the central defender is one of the hottest prospects in the whole of world football and he will no doubt have a huge part to play in Chelsea’s future. However, he will struggle to get into the first team this season as Maurizio Sarri already has a number of defenders at his disposal, so a loan move away seems like the perfect opportunity for him to develop.
Interestingly, the youngster’s maturity levels are higher than some of the more established players in the Premier League, so he’s more than ready to enjoy regular minutes. Stoke City already have a couple of established central defenders at their disposal, but adding the teenager to their ranks would offer something different.
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