Sierra Leone and Manchester United prospect Jaydan Kamason, 16, signed his first professional contract.
Emerging Talent Programme (ETP) graduate Jaydan Kamason became the first player from the scheme to sign a professional contract with top English football club Manchester United.
“I am proud to have signed my first pro contract with this massive club. I am truly blessed. Thanful, towards my family for the continued support and those who have helped me throughout the journey,” The youngster posted on his Instagram account.
The versatile defender started his playing career in the United’s youth ranks. At age 10, Kamason joined ETP while playing for a local grassroots team, Stockport Vikings.
Because he has been impressive, according to the coaches, he made the jump to the main Academy group, which he has been a part of for the last six years.
United pointed out in their statement, “While the Academy does not normally announce a player’s first professional contract, an exception has been made in this case to celebrate the success of the ETP in creating opportunities for children across Greater Manchester to develop their talent.”
The club confirmed that, alongside Kamason, a total of 46 players have gone on to register as a player. An additional 350 have registered at other professional clubs.
Jaydan Kamason a Sierra Leonean pens United deal— Alie Bittar (@bittar32) December 14, 2023
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