Manchester City prodigy Cameron Humphreys to join Belgian outfit Zulte Waregem after being persuaded by former captain Vincent Kompany
- Manchester City’s Cameron Humphreys is joining Belgian side Zulte Waregem
- The young defender is leaving the Etihad on a free transfer switch
- Humphreys will be unveiled by the Belgian club on Saturday afternoon
- The player made the call after taking advice from club legend Vincent Kompany
Manchester City defender Cameron Humphreys is joining Belgian side Zulte Waregem after taking advice from his former captain Vincent Kompany.
The 20-year old, who made his debut for City against Aston Villa in 2016, is leaving on a free transfer and will be unveiled by the Belgian club on Saturday afternoon.
Though well regarded by City’s coaching staff, Humphreys’ pathway to the first team has remained congested with the quality of players in their squad and, after speaking to Kompany, the England U19 international has decided to follow the recent trend of playing abroad with the long term aim of returning to the Premier League.
Manchester City defender Cameron Humphreys is joining Belgian side Zulte Waregem
Kompany has returned to Belgium as player coach of Anderlecht and convinced Humphreys that Zulte Waregem can provide him with an ideal platform to develop and return to England’s top flight, particularly as Premier League clubs scout the Belgian leagues regularly.
A conversation with City legend Vincent Kompany helped Humphreys to make his decision
Waregem are coached by Francky Dury who is keen to improve young players’ potential and move them on at a profit for the club.
Humphreys, who can play at full back and centre back, fits the profile and hopes to make a quick impression.
He will begin training with the club today as Waregem look to confirm his signing to supporters this afternoon with the club already previewing their new arrival on Instagram.