All you need to know about Willy Kambwala – Manchester United’s newest signing

Willy Kambwala signs for United on deadline day

Manchester United Academy completed the signing of Willy Kambwala from Sochaux on transfer deadline day. Frenchman’s arrival will see a new centre-back in the ranks of United Academy managed by Nicky Butt. So, what’s so special about Kambwala and what his profile looks like? Will he make it to the first team? Keep reading as we take you through our new signing in detail.

Player Details 

Name: Willy Kambwala
Age: 16
Height: 6’2”
Nationality: France
Position: Centre-back
Previous Club: Sochaux
Transfer fee: £3.5 million

Willy Kambwala in United signs for Manchester United
Willy Kambwala signs for Manchester United on deadline day

What to expect from Willy Kambwala?

Willy Kambwala’s signing is another example of how Manchester United academy always gets the best talent out there. Although he is just 16 year old, he has led France U-17 on several occasions, which showcases his leadership skills. He will bring strong aerial prowess and leadership abilities to the academy squad.

As of now, the 16 year-old will feature for the United U-18 side, so there’s nothing much to expect. Fans will have to wait for some time before they get to see him don the first team jersey. Academy’s decision to sign Kambwala will pay great dividends as another elite youngster will be a part of the squad.

So, are we in for another Class of 92′ with Kambwala, Jurado, and Fernandez? That’s something only time will tell. But with the way United Academy are making shrewd signings, the youth tradition will remain intact for long.

Overall, Manchester United might not have had a great transfer window, but things are different with Academy. The U-18 side secured the signature of brightest talents across the globe earlier as well. Moreover, with Nicky Butt at helm, we might get to witness these prodigies a little earlier than expected, and let’s hope that remains the case.

Author: Harshil Pandit