Manchester United have completed a move for young defender Willy Kambwala.

The 16-year-old has joined the club’s academy from Sochaux.

United announced Kambwala’s arrival on the club’s official website.

Kambwala becomes the ninth player to join the club’s academy this summer, and the first centre-back.

RMC Sport reported at the weekend United had agreed to pay four million Euros (£3.6 million) to land the young defender.

United were linked with Kambwala earlier in the summer but no agreement was reached, RMC Sport reported at the time.

Kambwala was born in DR Congo, but has been called up by France’s under-16 side.

Last summer United looked to France to land Hannibal Mejbri from Monaco.

He made an immediate impact for the under-18s and is now a regular for the under-23s. Kambwala will look to follow his success.

Manchester United’s academy signings in 2020

  1. Radek Vitek

    Goalkeeper (Sigma Olomouc)

  2. Logan Pye

    Left-back (Sunderland)

  3. Joe Hugill

    Striker (Sunderland)

  4. Isak Hansen-Aaroen

    Midfielder (Tromso)

  5. Marc Jurado

    Right-back (Barcelona)

  6. Alvaro Carreras

    Left-back (Real Madrid)

  7. Alejandro Garnacho

    Striker (Atletico Madrid)

  8. Charlie McNeill

    Striker (Manchester City)

  9. Willy Kambwala

    Centre-back (Sochaux)

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