About a week ago, a couple of French reports suggested that Manchester United were interested in Willy Kambwala Ndengushi.
The 15-year-old, who has already been called up to France’s U16s, is currently on a youth contract at FC Sochaux, and L’Equipe revealed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had ‘recently manifested themselves’ for his services.
Their interest in French youngsters is nothing new, and the defender would be the latest in a relatively strong line of talent, starting with a certain Paul Pogba arriving from Le Havre back in the day.
Either way, RMC Sport’s Loïc Tanzi has an update on the Kambwala chase on Tuesday, taking to social media to report that Manchester United have now ‘made a first offer’ for the centre-back, said to be ‘below €1m’.
He then confirmed what L’Equipe first reported by stating the Old Trafford side have been following the young defender ‘for a few weeks’.
We now have to wait to see if Sochaux accept United’s bid, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they asked for a bit more.
Manchester United a fait une première offre à Sochaux pour Willy Kambwala (2004). Proposition inférieure à 1 million d'euros. Le défenseur central, international U16, est suivi par le club anglais depuis plusieurs semaines, intérêt révélé par nos confrères de L'Equipe #Mercato
— Loïc Tanzi (@Tanziloic) July 14, 2020
Edit: An update has come in via RMC Sport’s website stating Sochaux are set to turn down the offer from Manchester United, and the Ligue 2 side are asking for ‘at least double’.
If no club is willing to pay that much, then he will stay where he is, as he still has two years left on his youth contract.