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Reds clinch three-year deal for sought-after midfielder

Barnsley Football Club have today confirmed the signing of Cameron McGeehan from Luton Town on a three-year deal.

McGeehan (pictured) is a highly rated central midfield player, who has been attracting interest from many clubs, but the Reds have won the race to clinch a fourth important summer addition to head coach Paul Heckingbottom’s squad.

A Northern Ireland international at Under 17, Under 19 and Under 21 level, he has more than a hundred first team appearances to his credit.

He began his career  with current Premier League champions Chelsea, before joining Norwich City in 2011.

While at Carrow Road he captained the Canaries to the FA Youth Cup title in 2013, when he scored in both legs of their victory over his former club in the final.

In a successful loan spell at then National League side Luton Town. McGeehan played a pivotal role in their promotion winning campaign.

He continued his development with further loan spells with both Cambridge and Luton, for a second time, and in 2015 made a permanent move to the Hatters.

Since then he has made 80 appearances, scoring 25 goals, and in the 2015/16 campaign he won Luton’s ‘Young Player of the Season’ award.

Speaking exclusively to barnsleyfc.co.uk,  Paul Heckingbottom said: “We are obviously really happy to get this deal done for Cameron as he is someone we’ve been after for a while.

“He has got a lot of experience in the game for someone so young and has already proved willing to relocate to better himself, so he will fit right in here. We wanted to strengthen the central midfield area and that’s exactly what Cameron will do. His energy and eagerness to learn will make him a valuable asset to the side.”

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