Omeruo afraid Chelsea could stop his move to Leganes


Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo said one of his best decision was to cut ties with Chelsea after seven of no apparence.

Omeruo moved to the English giants from Belgian club, Standard Liège in 2012 but was never considered good enough for any official appearance for the Club.

The 26 year old was loaned out to Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag Middesbrough, Kasimpasa and Alanyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig before he finally made his loan move to CD Leganes permanent last summer.

“Every year I thought it was the opportunity to play for Chelsea, but in the end, it didn’t come. So, last season I told them, ‘Let me go play in LaLiga and see if I have the quality ,” Omeruo told AS.

“I had several options, but the coach at the time (Mauricio Pellegrino) gave me a lot of confidence and told me that he wanted me to stay.

“The club made an effort to sign me. I didn’t think they could buy me from Chelsea, but they got me.”

Omeruo waa untouchable in the backline of the Spanish Club last term, but injury has limited him few appearances this season.


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