Exeter City chairman Julian Tagg says a date still has to be set for the tribunal for Ethan Ampadu, despite the youngster’s impressive man-of-the-match performance for Chelsea in their 2-1 victory of Bournemouth last night.
Ethan, who has also made his Premier League debut for the Stamford Bridge club, played the full 90 minutes of Wednesday night’s League Cup quarter-final tie and picked up the man-of-the-match accolade with a pass completion rate of 99 per cent.
The 17-year-old is a product of City's academy and became the club’s youngest ever player when he made his debut for the Grecians aged 15 years, 10 months and 26 days. He joined Chelsea on July 1, 2017, and while a fee for the player could not be agreed between the two clubs, City are entitled to compensation with a tribunal date expected in the near future.
However, Julian Tagg admitted they are still waiting for the date to be finalized.
“We don’t have a date yet for the tribunal but the arbitration is taking its natural course and we will inform fans when we know more,” he said. “Our relationship with Chelsea remains good, as it has been throughout this whole process and it is nice to see Ethan doing so well and earning praise for his performances at both club and international level.”