Zech Medley has joined Belgian side KV Oostende in a permanent move.
The 20-year-old defender developed his game last season with two loan spells, firstly at League One side Gillingham, before moving north of the border to spend the second half of the campaign with Scottish side Kilmarnock.
Joining our academy in December 2016 from Chelsea, Zech captained the under-18s at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, before becoming a regular in the under-23s.
During his time with us, Zech regularly trained with the first-team squad and in October 2018, he was named in the first team matchday squad, and was an unused sub for the home Premier League match against Leicester City. A month later, he made his senior competitive debut in the Europa League against Vorskla Poltava in Ukraine, coming on as a 60th-minute substitute.
We thank Zech for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best in this next stage of his career in Belgium with Oostende.
This deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
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