Omeruo Joins Leganes On Five-Year Contract From Chelsea

Omeruo Joins Leganes On Five-Year Contract From Chelsea

Chelsea have announced that Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo has joined Spanish outfit, Leganes on a five-year contract, Completesports.com reports.

Omeruo returns to the club where he spent a successful season on loan in 2018/19 making 31 appearances.

Omeruo signed for Chelsea in 2012 from Standard Liege, and subsequently spent time on loan in the Netherlands, Turkey, Spain and with Championship side Middlesbrough.

The centre-back has played over 50 times for his country, including at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

He recently helped the Super Eagles to the semi-finals of the 2019 A Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where the team won bronze.

“We would like to thank Kenneth for his service and wish him all the best for the future,”reads a statement on Chelsea’s official website.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Edoman 12 months ago

    I wish to join Chelsea Club also to congratulate our Kenneth for this achievement. It clearly shows how durable God had bestowed His infinite endurance on you. The Captainship band is waiting for your pickings.
    Nigerians everywhere loves you.

    • Chelsea sold Omeruo, who is far better than zouma. Na waoo…..
      Bro congrats.

  • Greenturf 12 months ago

    A shame indeed struggling Chelsea do not see this hard and reliable defender as option in their defence.
    I think Nigerian ranking in the football world may have played a part,sometimes this things can make a difference.I bet if Omeruo is from the top 15 football countries in the world he would have got a look in by Chelsea if not for anything rather his performances lately for club and country.
    Well it’s what it’s. Goodluck Kenneth!

    • @Greenturf

      You see why some of us are singing that Rohr should stay? Before Rohr, Nigeria was at the verge of hitting the bottom FIFA ranking. There are so many yardsticks for measuring success, but some people are fixated on just one: The AFCON gold.

      With the current crop of emerging players dazzling like electric fish and painting Europe red, before long we should be in the top 20, a better prospect for our players.

    • Omeruo only played 57% of games for Nigeria in the last two years so is short of the 75% cut off mark to be eligible to play in England.

      If we hit 30th (we are currently 33rd) in the fifa rankings then our players only need to play 60% of matches. 

      All in all, our players are consolidating on a fantastic year of football with our players in the Super Eagles making good moves:
      Osimhen, Kalu and Onyekuru in France, the English contingent remaining the same, the Spanish contingent getting permanent deals, the Italian contingent remaining the same, the German contingent growing.
      All in all, positive moves for our players with the transfer window still open. These are only possible because they players are doing well and the national team doing well also

  • Obidee 12 months ago

    I agreed with u all Guy’s… Ur opinions signify a lot.. Let’s see how its goes bcos I bliv our players will have a good season in their various club’s

  • @BIGD you talk about percentage, how many has zouma, Abraham, Kennedy, christensen, etc. has played for their countries? If omeruo is from England he would been valued for about £60 – £90. England football is bias.
    Chelsea sold Omeruo, who is far better than zouma. Na waoo…..
    Bro congrats.

  • Pompei 12 months ago

    Chelsea are gradually losing the plot. Two of their best players, Hazard and David Luiz, are gone. Omeruo would have been a good option to have on the bench, if not starting. They allowed him to go. Now, see what happened against Man United. For Chelsea fans, its gonna be a looooooong season, unless something drastic is done to save the situation!