Leeds have confirmed that Academy prospect Bobby Kamwa has agreed professional terms with the club.
The 18-year-old Cameroon-born midfielder has signed a two-and-a-half year deal that runs until June 2020.
He is said to have played a key part in the Under-18s side this year, with Mark Jackson’s boys sitting third in the Professional Development League.
The news was reported on the official Leeds Twitter page on Wednesday lunchtime.
✍️ | #LUFC are pleased to confirm promising Academy prospect Bobby Kamwa has signed professional terms with the club
— Leeds United (@LUFC) March 21, 2018
Academy Manager Adam Underwood on the official Leeds website: “Bobby has made good progress during his scholarship and this has been recognised with his first professional contract.
“It represents the next step on the ladder for Bobby and everyone at Thorp Arch is really pleased for him.”
Football Insider verdict:
Congratulations to Kamwa on his first professional contract. It’s a good time to be a youth player at Leeds, with significant investment in both the Under-18s and Under-23 sides and Kamwa will now be looking to push for first-team recognition, following in the footsteps of Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Tom Pearce. Most of the positive news at Leeds is coming from the youth ranks at the moment and Kamwa will hope he can ride the wave into Heckingbottom’s plans.
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