Willy Kambwala signs Manchester United pro contract

Willy Kambwala has signed his first professional contract with Manchester United.

Kambwala joined United last October from Sochaux, for a fee of £3.6 million as per French outlet RMC Sport.

He was just 16 at that time, but has now turned 17 and signed a professional deal.

The teenager posted to Instagram to mark the big day, hailing it as a proud moment.


What does Kambwala have to offer?

In truth, he hasn’t been able to show much of what he can do due to rotten luck with injuries.

He only played one game following his arrival last season before suffering an injury which kept him out for 11 months.

Kambwala recently made his return from injury and will hope to really crack on now he has signed his first pro deal.

He is a central defender, who has pace as well as confidence on the ball in his game.

United’s club website shared the fact that Kambwala has captained France’s under-17 side, which underlines his leadership skills.

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He is currently in United’s Under-18 setup, which means he is still a fair way off from first team consideration.

But he is in the right place to continue his development and will hope to kick on after missing almost a year of football.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.