City’s former Youth Cup captain moves to Belgium

PUBLISHED: 10:37 07 August 2020 | UPDATED: 10:37 07 August 2020

Cameron McGeehan celebrated in front of 3,000 Norwich fans at Stamford Bridge as he scored his second penalty of a 4-2 aggregate win over Chelsea U18s in the FA Youth Cup final of 2013 Picture: Matthew Usher

Cameron McGeehan celebrated in front of 3,000 Norwich fans at Stamford Bridge as he scored his second penalty of a 4-2 aggregate win over Chelsea U18s in the FA Youth Cup final of 2013 Picture: Matthew Usher

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Former Norwich City academy star Cameron McGeehan has signed permanently for Belgian top-flight side KV Oostende.

The 25-year-old, who was a pivotal player and captain of the Norwich under-18 team which won the FA Youth Cup in 2013, spent the second half of last season on loan in League One with Portsmouth - missing the crucial penalty in their play-off semi-final loss to Oxford.

But instead of returning to parent club Barnsley, McGeehan has joined Oostende, who share the same owners as the Tykes.

The former Chelsea trainee didn’t make a senior appearance for Norwich despite his youth success, only being named on the bench once. After loans at Cambridge and Luton he was sold to Luton for an undisclosed six-figure fee in 2015.

He made over 100 appearances for the Hatters but missed the second half of 2016-17 with a broken leg and then was sold to Barnsley after play-off defeat.

Cameron McGeehan in Championship action for Barnsley Picture: PACameron McGeehan in Championship action for Barnsley Picture: PA

Limited opportunities in the Championship brought a League One loan with Scunthorpe in 2018 but he returned and played an integral part in Barnsley bouncing back to the Championship at the first attempt.

However, a change of manager just two months into last season left the midfielder on the fringes before his loan to Pompey.

McGeehan posted on Twitter: “I’m very happy to have signed @KVOostende, an exciting new adventure.”

His new club’s season starts on Monday, at home to Beerschot-Wilrijk.

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