Bobby Kamwa has signed his first professional contract at Leeds United. The midfielder has followed in the footsteps of players such as Jack Clarke, who earlier this season signed his first professional contract with the club. The deal for Kamwa will keep the young star at Elland Road until 2020.
Kamwa is a member of the Leeds U18 team, and was a standout performer during the squad’s successful run in a youth tournament in Qatar at the Aspire Academy.
Academy manager Adam Underwood talked about Kamwa with the club’s official website, saying:
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.
He is one of a number of local Academy players that will move from the Under-18s into the Under-23s next season, which will further strengthen our pool of talented young professionals
The U23s have been on a good run this season, as the recent 3-2 victory over Ipswich Town U23s at Portman Road showed. The Academy, which had run dry in recent seasons, has been fully stocked with new signings, and the future of the club seems to be in good hands with all of the youth that the club has brought in over the past year.
A couple of the U23s have even made it to the first team this year, with Bailey Peacock-Farrell coming in and appearing to win the starting goalkeeper job, at least for the time being, and Tom Pearce had a pretty good debut at left back against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.
In addition to those two, Liam Kitching is having a successful loan spell at Harrogate Town in the National League North, with the defender even chipping in a few goals. All of this doesn’t necessarily help Leeds fans feel any better about the disaster of a season that has gone on, but it will at least give hope for the future.