Venezia have officially signed Wales international Ethan Ampadu on loan from Chelsea.
The deadline day deal was completed with minutes to spare in the Serie A window, which closes at 19.00 UK time.
Before completing the loan move, Ampadu first had to extend his contract with Chelsea by another three years.
The 20-year-old defender had also been on loan at Sheffield United and RB Leipzig, but will now experience Italian football for the first time at club level.
His previous visit to Italian soil did not go well, as Ampadu was sent off when Wales played Italy in the UEFA EURO 2020 group phase at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Ampadu could also play as a defensive midfielder and joins a Venezia side who are in their first Serie A season in almost 20 years.
The Lagunari have so far lost both their Serie A games this season, 2-0 to 10-man Napoli and 3-0 against Udinese.
Best of luck in Italy, @EthanAmp26! 👊
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