City’s former Youth Cup captain moves to Belgium

Cameron McGeehan celebrated in front of 3,000 Norwich fans at Stamford Bridge as he scored his secon

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 - Credit: Matthew Usher

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: PA

Cameron McGeehan in Championship action for Barnsley Picture: PA - Credit: EMPICS Sport


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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.

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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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