Chelsea transfer news: Lewis Baker joins Bundesliga club Fortuna Dusseldorf on season-long loan


Lewis Baker has followed Chelsea team-mate Ethan Ampadu to the Bundesliga, joining Fortuna Dusseldorf on a season-long loan.

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But while players including Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have been handed chances to impress in the pre-season, Baker has made a single appearance, playing 45 minutes against Bohemians.

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And after Wales international Ampadu joined RB Leipzig on a season-long loan deal on Monday, Baker has also left for Germany's top flight.

Dusseldorf has agreed to loan for the midfielder, who spent last season with Championship sides Leeds United and Reading, with option to buy also included.

"I am very happy that it has finally worked out after the negotiations in recent days," said Baker, 24.

"I cannot wait to join my new team and meet everyone. I will be an exciting challenge to play in the Bundesliga. For me, the Bundesliga is one of the top leagues in the world."