Crewe Alexandra have confirmed that defender Zac Williams has signed his first professional deal with the club, the Alex’s official account on Twitter announcing that it was a 2-year deal.
Williams, 18, made his debut for the club in the EFL Trophy against Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Under-21 side in November last year before making his league debut a few days later at Bolton Wanderers, the first couple of his 20 appearances for the club in all competitions to date.
He has also represented Wales at international level at Under-18, where he has also captained the team, and Under-19 levels.
What does this mean for Williams and the club going forward?
The club have signed one of the most promising players to have ever come through the Academy set-up, although a 2-year deal is probably a little on the smaller side compared to what could have been offered.
For Williams himself, he’ll be able to play at a level that, in theory, is easier than the level that he established himself at last season while still playing first-team football rather than just being in a bigger club’s Under-23s set-up.