Omeruo happy to cut ties with Chelsea


CD Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo has expressed delight to end his relationship with Chelsea following his move to the La Liga outfit.

The Nigeria international joined Chelsea from Standard Liege in 2012,but was never able to break into the first team at Stamford Bridge.

He was subsequently loaned out to Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag, which signalled the beginning of several loan spells for the former Nigeria youth player.


The 25-year-old was on the books of Chelsea for seven seasons and had loan stints with Middlesbrough, as well as Kasimpasa and Alanyaspor in Turkey before finally completing a £4.6m permanent switch to Leganes last summer.


The Super Eagles star admits he is happy to leave the London club, adding that the move to the Los Pepineros is the turning point in his career.



“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 a level’,” he 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 made a total of 31 appearances for Leganes last season, 30 of which were starts and he has already made five this term.


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