Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has sent an emotional message to his former club, Chelsea Football Club, and fans following exit from the club.
Omeruo’s stay at Stamford Bridge came to an end on Tuesday after he sealed a permanent contract at La Liga side, CD Leganes, to end bring his seven-year relationship with the Blues to an end.
The centre back took to his Instagram page to post an emotional message to the club, fans and his former youth coach.
“(I) have nothing but Love for this club,” Omeruo started. “Chelsea made my dreams as a child to become a reality. Thank you for an amazing seven years. Thanks to all Chelsea fans for the love. I will never forget this club. But it’s time to move on and realise my full potential. Thank you, Chelsea.”
Having joined the club as an 18-year-old from Belgian side, Standard Liege, in the summer of 2012, Omeruo also left a special note for Eddie Newton, who was the assistant manager when the 2013 AFCON winner joined the club.
“Eddie Newton, you are an amazing coach and manager, thank you.”
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I have nothing but Love for this club … @chelseafc made my dreams as a child to become a reality.. thank you for an Amazing 7 years.. Thanks to all Chelsea fans for the love.. thank you Eddie Newton you are an amazing coach and manager.. I will never forget this club… But it’s time to move on and realize my full potential.. THANK YOU @chelseafc ❤️
The former African champion has put pen to paper on a five-year deal that will see him stay at his first home in seven years, in Leganes, until the summer of 2024.
The now 25-year-old spent his time at Stamford Bridge as a loanee, with stints in the Netherlands, Turkey, Spain and also in the English Championship with Middlesbrough.
However, after a successful 2018/2019 season in La Liga last season, making 31 appearances for Leganes with 30 starts, Omeruo must surely be excited to finally have a place to call home again.
Omeruo will wear the number four (4) jersey next season at Leganes and will resume training on Wednesday with the rest of his teammates.
The Nigerian international who has 50 caps for Nigeria, was a key member of the Super Eagles team that picked up another bronze medal at the Africa Cup of Nations, this time at the recently concluded AFCON2019 in Egypt.