Habibullah Set For Pacific Loan
Vancouver Whitecaps youngster Kamron Habibullah is set for a season-long loan with Pacific FC, as per both AFTN and Glass City.
The 18-year-old forward will arrive to Starlight Stadium as a highly-touted youth prospect who will compliment an attacking top line alongside the likes of Alejandro Diaz and Marco Bustos.
The 18-year-old forward inked a homegrown contract with the Vancouver Whitecaps at the same time as Matteo Campagna last April, with Habibullah going on to make three appearances for the MLS side in his rookie campaign.
His loan move to Pacific FC is expected to net him a more high level minutes compared to what the youngster would likely be able to claim with the ‘Caps this season.
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Habibullah has spent his formative years in the Whitecaps development system, bagging 21 goals from 58 appearances through the U-16 to U-19 levels whilst also impressing at the Rotterdam Cup in 2018 and the Generation Adidas Cup in 2019. He has been with the club the age of twelve.
The teenage forward has also featured for Canada at the U-17 level, scoring three goals in a qualification run for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where he went on to make a further three appearances.
Born in Uzbekistan, Kamron arrived to British Columbia in 2005 and featured for several youth clubs including the South Burnaby Metro Club, Burnaby Selects, and Mountain United FC.
He isn’t the only Pacific FC addition to be revealed ahead of an official club announcement, with the west coast side also expected to add former Cavalry full-back Nathan Mavila pending his visa approval.
Habibullah will have big shoes to fill if he’s expected to replace some of the goals that Terran Campbell brought to the table, though it remains to be seen how the attacking midfielder will be utilized by head coach James Merriman.
Fans can likely expect him to feature along the left flank.
Last season saw the Vancouver Whitecaps loan goalkeeper Isaac Boehmer to Pacific FC midway through the season. The youngster made his professional debut in a match against York United, and recently inked a new deal with the MLS side.
Pacific had also briefly announced the loan of Toronto FC defender Luke Singh, though this move was nixed before it came to fruition.
Neither Vancouver FC nor Pacific FC have made an official announcement regarding Habibullah’s loan as of yet.