Manchester United were busy on deadline day with a number of high-profile signings.
Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles both joined the club whilst young attackers Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri completed a busy day of first-team additions.
One signing went somewhat under the radar – but United were willing to break club protocol in order to land Willy Kambwala.
The 16-year-old defender was snapped up from Sochaux having built up a big reputation as a rising star in France.
The club unveiled official photographs of his arrival, announcing his capture as they did their other deadline day additions.
In doing so, they broke typical club protocol regarding youth signings – showing their excitement over his capture.
Kambwala has been captain of France Under-17s and represented Ligue 2 Sochaux up to Under-19s level.
After completing a period of self-isolation he will link-up with Neil Ryan's United Under-18s squad, which has recruited eight new faces over the summer.
Sunderland duo Joe Hugill and Logan Pye, Spanish trio Alvaro Fernandez, Marc Jurado and Alejandro Garnacho, Manchester City striker Charlie McNeill, goalkeeper Radek Vitek and Swedish striker Isak Hansen have all joined along with Kambwala.
United have placed plenty of emphasis on recruiting stars of the future, with Kambwala joining several other Frenchmen in the academy setup with high hopes.
Aliou Traore, Hannibal Mejbri and Noam Emeran have all arrived from France in recent years.
They will hope Kambwala can be their next French star with French scout Romain Poirot, appointed two years ago, previously referring to the country as 'the new Brazil' due to the young talent being developed.
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