CAMERON MCGEEHAN thought his Chelsea glory days were over after being released by the Blues aged 16 – until he scored off the field in West London.

Signed from neighbours Fulham for an eye-watering £80,000 as a ten-year-old, the midfielder, 25, rubbed shoulders with Prem stars Nathan Ake, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Andreas Christensen while benefitting first-hand from Roman Abramovich’s millions. 

Cameron McGeehan and girlfriend Tiffany Watson

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Cameron McGeehan and girlfriend Tiffany WatsonCredit: Instagram / @tiffanyc_watson
McGeehan plays in Belgium for KV Oostende

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McGeehan plays in Belgium for KV OostendeCredit: Instagram / @cameronmcgheehan
McGeehan as a kid with Chelsea alongside club legend John Terry

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McGeehan as a kid with Chelsea alongside club legend John TerryCredit: Instagram / @cameronmcgheehan
Tiffany Watson stars on reality show Made in Chelsea

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Tiffany Watson stars on reality show Made in ChelseaCredit: Instagram / @tiffanyc_watson

Now, the former Championship player – who joined Belgian side KV Oostende from Barnsley in the summer – has bagged himself a worldie by hooking up with Made in Chelsea star Tiffany Watson, 26, during lockdown. 

Kingston-born McGeehan told SunSport: “I’ve watched the show a couple of times and it’s quite funny seeing your girlfriend on TV – it’s an interesting career that she’s got. 

“Girls come up to her in the street and tell her how amazing she is, which is nice to see. I’m very lucky to have met her and it’s going strong.”



But the ex-Northern Ireland Under-21 international – who also qualifies for Scotland and the Republic of Ireland – dashed hopes he would appear alongside his new missus on the reality show. 

He added: “I wouldn’t go on – it’s not something that is going to crossover into football.”

McGeehan admits he threw ‘a spanner in the works’ of his blossoming relationship by moving abroad after a loan spell at League One Portsmouth came to an end last season.

However, after signing a three-year deal at Oostende, McGeehan has the perfect romantic weekend on his doorstep – courtesy of living In Bruges. 

But the ace will NOT be sampling any Belgian waffles or chocolate as he maintains his vegan diet of three years – something he has in common with meat-free Tiff.

McGeehan spent time in the Chelsea academy before being released at 16

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McGeehan spent time in the Chelsea academy before being released at 16Credit: Instagram / @cameronmcgheehan
McGeehan quit Barnsely for Belgium this summer

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McGeehan quit Barnsely for Belgium this summerCredit: Rex Features
McGeehan and Tiff found love during lockdown

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McGeehan and Tiff found love during lockdownCredit: Instagram / @tiffanyc_watson
McGeehan's partner Tiff helps him keep up his vegan diet

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McGeehan’s partner Tiff helps him keep up his vegan dietCredit: Instagram / @tiffanyc_watson
McGeehan takes on Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah while on loan at Portsmouth

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McGeehan takes on Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah while on loan at PortsmouthCredit: AFP or licensors
McGeehan was brought into the Blues set-up for £80,000 aged ten

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McGeehan was brought into the Blues set-up for £80,000 aged tenCredit: Instagram / @cameronmcgheehan

McGeehan said: “I’m having to avoid it. The idea of eating meat now makes me feel a little bit sick. I feel a lot lighter and have a lot more energy for football. 

“I’m the only one in the team who is vegan. But because all the other food is mass produced a few of the lads try and nick my meals at the club as they put a bit more care and attention into them.

“Tiff’s a proper vegan advocate and she’s helped me if I’m ever slipping – there’s plenty of vegan cafes in Bruges.” 

As a youngster McGeehan modelled his game on the midfield runs of hero and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard

And he aims to return to England to compete at the highest level possible after proving himself against the top sides in the ‘most scouted league’, including Vincent Kompany’s Anderlecht and Champions League qualifiers Club Brugge.

But he is now enjoying something that no Premier League player currently can – running out in front of fans in stadiums.

McGeehan is hoping to catch the eye with his displays in Belgium

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McGeehan is hoping to catch the eye with his displays in BelgiumCredit: Instagram / @cameronmcgheehan

He said: “We did the first three or four games with no crowd and then started doing 35 per cent capacity. We played at a 20,000 seater stadium and there was about 6/7,000 there and it made a massive difference.

“I can’t understand why that can’t be done back in England and other countries as well. It’s all done safely, fans are segregated and they have to wear masks.”

McGeehan has scored two goals in his last two games and is keen to taste more success after a stunning 2013 FA Youth Cup victory with Norwich

He captained the Canaries to a two-legged triumph over his old side Chelsea in the final – converting a penalty in both games.

He said: “I was there when I was a kid and went back and won – it was a bit of an ‘up yours’.

“Everyone’s journey is different – I don’t think I’ve reached the peak of my club football career yet.

“I believe I can kick onto the next level, you never know where you could be playing in a few years.”

McGeehan and David Beckham

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McGeehan and David BeckhamCredit: Instagram / @cameronmcgheehan
McGeehan played for Northern Ireland at youth level

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McGeehan played for Northern Ireland at youth level Credit: Pacemaker Press
McGeehan slides in against ex-Chelsea team-mate Andreas Christensen

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McGeehan slides in against ex-Chelsea team-mate Andreas ChristensenCredit: Action Images – Reuters
Chelsea ace Ruben Loftus-Cheek joins Fulham on season-long loan transfer with Frank Lampard wanting him to get game time





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