Sky Bet League One side Oxford United have signed former FA Youth Cup winner Cameron Norman from Southern Premier side Kings Lynn, as confirmed by the club’s official website.
The right sided defender was part of the Norwich City team that won the FA Youth Cup in 2013, a team that contained the likes of Josh and Jacob Murphy, Carlton Morris and Harry Toffolo, all of whom have had success in the Football League.
Cameron Norman was never given his chance in the Football League. He was released by Norwich without playing a game, despite being at the club since the age of nine.
He moved to National League side Woking, but his stay there was short lived, so he joined Kings Lynn, and has enjoyed an excellent season, helping the Norfolk side reach the Play-Offs.
His performances at that level have done enough to impress Oxford United boss Karl Robinson, who was thrilled to complete the signing.
He said: “He scored plenty of goals and was leading the way with assists as well so I’m not surprised clubs were looking but he came here and took a look at what we are building- not just a new training ground but also in terms of the squad – and he wants to be part of that.”
“He is tall, very athletic, has a great attitude and we believe is an outstanding prospect for the future.”
Cameron Norman’s move to Oxford United will finally see him given his chance in the Football League, and that is something that he is particularly excited about.
“As soon as I met Karl and looked around here I knew I wanted to join. I have loved my time at King’s Lynn and want to thank them for everything, but this is an exciting move for me and a chance to get back into the EFL and show what I can do,” he said.