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'Amazing' - Former Owl Clinton Morrison has high hopes for Ethan Ampadu at Sheffield United

Former Sheffield Wednesday striker, Clinton Morrison, is looking forward to seeing Ethan Ampadu in a red and white shirt this season after declaring the Chelsea youngster ‘amazing’.

Ampadu has joined United on a season-long loan deal and is expected to go straight into the squad that faces Wolves at Bramall Lane tomorrow evening. And while it is unlikely he will start the game, Morrison is expecting big things from Ampadu.

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Speaking to Talksport this week – and a point he reiterated on Sky Sports yesterday – the former Owls striker admitted just how good Ampadu was, even as a schoolboy.

“Let me tell you something, when I was at Exeter and I was coming towards the end of my career, I played with Ethan Ampadu. He was 15 years of age and, no word of a lie, he played like a 35-year-old.

“He would finish training and had to rush back to school, I was driving home after training and I saw him walking in his school uniform. He is an amazing footballer and I think this season he will go on to shine at Sheffield United. He’s a special player and he’s a humble kid as well.”

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The Chelsea youngster has won more caps for Wales than he has appearances in the Premier League. He can fill a number of roles, including across the back four and into a holding midfield role.

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Chris Wilder admitted his delight at landing Ampadu and will be hoping to see some of the talents Morrison had spotted in the youngster years back.

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Of all our summer signings, this is the one who could really break into the first XI sooner rather than later.

Ampadu is a class act and given his versatility, he’ll no doubt be one of the first subs called upon to begin with before imposing himself on the first XI.

Where Wilder plays him is up for debate at the moment. But rest assured, he hasn’t come to Bramall Lane to sit on the bench all season and he’ll be knocking on the door very quickly. Which is exactly what the Blades boss wants.

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