Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has finally found a home in Leganes after leaving English Premier League side, Chelsea Football Club www.aclsports.com reports.
Omeruo left the Blues for La Liga team, Cd Leganes, not on loan this time but a permanent move as confirmed by both clubs.
— C.D. Leganés (@CDLeganes) August 13, 2019
“Kenneth Omeruo has completed a permanent transfer to La Liga side Leganes, ” Chelsea said in an official statement.
The former African champion has put pen to paper on a five-year deal that will see him stay at Leganes until the summer of 2024.
“CD Leganés and Chelsea FC reached an agreement to transfer the Nigerian international centre Kenneth Josiah Omeruo, until 2024,” Leganes said.
Omeruo joined Chelsea as an 18-year-old from Belgian side, Standard Liege, in the summer of 2012 but spent his time at the club as a journeyman.
The 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, where he made 31 appearances for Leganes with 30 starts, Omeruo is excited he finally has a place to call home.
“(I) am so happy to be joining a team that helped me grow so much last season, ” Omeruo said on his official social media account. “I can’t wait to start and help this team achieve greatness.”
The Nigerian international who has 50 caps for Nigeria, was an ever-presence at the recently concluded Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON2019, in Egypt, where the Super Eagles picked up another bronze medal.
Omeruo will wear the number four (4) jersey next season at Leganes and will resume training on Wednesday with the rest of his teammates.
He has played in two World Cups, a Confederations Cup and two AFCON competitions, one of which he won with the Super Eagles in 2013 at the age of 19.