Aston Villa are reportedly interested in a loan move for Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu in the January transfer window.
According to Birmingham Live, Villa and Championship side Derby County are both lining up potential loan approaches for the 18-year-old.
Villa should go all out to sign the versatile ace from Premier League giants, as he’s got the potential to tear it up in the Championship and is a highly-rated talent at Stamford Bridge.
Ampadu can switch between defence and midfield with relative ease, which is why he could do a major job for the Midlands giants.
There is a lack of centre-backs in the current squad and he could help slot into that role, while he’s technically gifted in possession too and could be a real force in the centre of the park.
The Wales international is a physical presence despite his age has all the attributes to be a success in the Championship.
Villa manager Dean Smith is perhaps only a couple of January signings away from having a squad that can earn promotion and he will be an instant success if he achieves a return to the top flight.
They are just five points adrift of the play-offs as it stands and have the firepower to climb up the league.
Tammy Abraham is already on loan from Chelsea at Villa and Ampadu should join a familiar face to help lead a promotion charge.
Smith will be judged a lot on his activity in the January market and capturing a talent like Ampadu would be a great start.