Walsall Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of forward Jonas Mukuna on a one-year contract.
The 17-year-old has been on trial at the Poundland Bescot Stadium since the start of pre-season and featured in a number of friendlies.
Mukuna played in Leyton Orient’s academy before a brief spell with Queens Park Rangers.
He spent the 2021/22 season with Sutton United as a first-year scholar.
Mukuna is delighted to have earned his first professional contract and can’t wait to get started.
"I am buzzing," Mukuna said. "It is something I have always worked hard for throughout my whole life playing football and to sign my professional football contract, my family and I are delighted and I can only just thank God.
"I feel like it is a step that I am now ready to take. I have been working hard to break into the first team and it is now time to kick on and continue working and hopefully I can cement my place in the squad.
"Being around the squad this summer gave me a taste of what first team football is like. Playing against Premier League, Championship and League One opposition, it has shown me each and every level.
"If I get my chance, and hopefully I do get my chance, then I know what is needed of me."
Head Coach Michael Flynn has been impressed with Mukuna and happy to add him to the squad.
“I am pleased to add Jonas to the group,” Flynn said.
“He was with us for the majority of our pre-season and he showed the coaching staff and I some of the qualities that he has as a player.
“He is still very young and very raw so we have got to manage him correctly and we want him to keep his feet firmly on the ground.
“The hard work begins for him now as he has to kick on and show us that he is ready to take his chance when it is handed to him.”