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Manchester United handed blow in bid to extend deal of 19-year-old prospect

Manchester United’s emerging centre-back Willy Kamwala has rejected an offer from the club as he seeks a new challenge in his career.

According to Christopher Michel, Manchester United’s Willy Kambwala has rejected a contract offer from the club as he seeks a new challenge to further his career. The 19-year-old made a mark under Erik ten Hag with a few cameo appearances last season and has now made a decision that will not please the Red Devils.

Willy Kambwala to leave Manchester United?

Manchester United have kept itself busy in the transfer market and has focused heavily on strengthening its defensive ranks. Erik ten Hag wants to solve a problem area that plagued him last season, as the Red Devils suffered in games without certain players’ availability.

The injuries remained persistent throughout different phases of the season, as Ten Hag vividly mentioned the different combinations he had to use in many games. Due to the crisis, some young players got some valuable chances, with Willy Kambwala among them.

The 19-year-old had featured in the matchday squad on many occasions since the Christmas period and ended up making eight appearances in the Premier League. Ten Hag has seen something in him that promises to help the club in the future, as Manchester United planned on making a new contract offer.

The offer may have arrived, although the 19-year-old has set his sights on a different challenge. Kambwala has reportedly rejected Manchester United’s new contract offer and has now set his sights on a new adventure, with many clubs abroad interested. French, Spanish, and German sides are keen, while there’s interest from the MLS, with the teenage centre-back likely to prefer a switch to La Liga.

Manchester United’s defensive targets

In the past few days, Manchester United has stepped up their activities in the transfer market, especially by targeting central defenders. A deal for Matthijs de Ligt seems close and could conclude once the Euros end. They also made a bid for Leny Yoro while retaining an interest in Jarrad Branthwaite, as the former may prefer to join Real Madrid.

Manchester United are expected to make a third offer for Branthwaite in the coming days, as Everton continues to hold out for 70 million. Overall, Ten Hag has prioritised the signing of centre-backs first, and once these players arrive, he will focus on other areas of the pitch to look for a midfielder and a wide attacker.

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