Sheffield United have signed Ethan Ampadu on a season-long mortgage from Chelsea in a Monday triple switch swoop.
The Blades additionally introduced in Derby full-backs Jayden Bogle and Max Lowe for a mixed £11million payment.
Wales midfielder Ampadu, 19, spent the 2019/20 season on mortgage at RB Leipzig and is highly-rated by Chelsea chiefs.
Blades boss Chris Wilder mentioned: “Ethan is an excellent younger participant for Chelsea, and we’ve labored actually laborious to get his signature for the season.
“We have to thank Frank Lampard and the individuals at Chelsea for serving to making this occur.
“We’ve acquired a great relationship with them and so they know we’re going to take excellent care of him.
“It’s an vital season for Ethan and enjoying within the Premier League for us is an effective transfer for everybody.
“He brings numerous qualities to the group and he’s somebody we’ve tracked for 2 or three seasons.”
In the meantime, Bogle and Lowe will present competitors to George Baldock and Enda Stevens for a first-team beginning spot.
Wilder added: “Jayden and Max will put enormous stress on George and Enda.
“It was vital we acquired the fitting characters, the fitting kind of gamers, ones who’re athletic and technically superb, each are modern-day wing-backs and I’m wanting ahead to working with them.
“We’ve acquired a transparent plan and identification of what we’d like and we’re nonetheless going by way of that course of.
“We’re not simply signing gamers as a result of different individuals are in for them, we’re signing these gamers as a result of they match into what we’re about.
“It’s recreation on for everybody, it’s not a warning, it’s a reality and but once more I’ve to thank the board for making the 2 everlasting signings occur as a result of it’s an ideal little bit of enterprise for the soccer membership.”