Chelsea sign young star Ethan Wady on a one-year contract extension before sending goalkeeper on loan transfer from Woking


CHELSEA youngster Ethan Wady has signed a one-year extension with the club before being loaned to Woking.

Wady, 20, joined the non-league side but first put pen to paper on a new contract with the Blues until 2023.

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Chelsea have signed youngster Ethan Wady on a one-year contract extensionCredit: Getty
Chelsea have loaned Ethan Wady to Woking ahead of next season

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Chelsea have loaned Ethan Wady to Woking ahead of next seasonCredit: Getty

This is the goalkeeper’s fifth loan since joining the club’s prestigious academy in 2018.

Woking manager Darren Sarll has sung the 20-year-old’s praises and hinted he could get a fair share of first-team football.

Sarll told the club’s official website: “Ethan is a very ambitious young man.

“The one thing you identify with him straight away, when you look at his journey, is how he always chose to take the uncomfortable path.

“There’s never a comfort zone you can relate to with this young player.

“He always chose to go out and play in very different environments from his academic background, so that has to be admired right away.

“There’s also a fierce ambition in him to really compete with Craig Ross – and like all positions at this football club – from day one everyone is level and has to push to earn the right to play in the clubs. matches.

“My environments are always based on meritocracy, and Ethan will be on the same terms as everyone else.

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“I hope it’s a positive experience for him, there are a lot of ups and downs for young players – especially goalkeepers – but my conversations with him have been very, very good.”

Wady joined Chelsea from the North Carolina FC Academy after his family moved from the United States.

The American has since undergone several loan spells as he was shipped off to Stevenage, Tooting & Mitcham, Dartford and Hendon.

Ethan Wady hoping for playing time in Woking

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Ethan Wady hoping for playing time in WokingCredits: Woking FC / Daniel O’Sullivan
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