Omeruo to Chelsea: I need a home, no more loan moves.

Omeruo to Chelsea: I need a home, no more loan moves.

Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo has told he is fed up of moving from one club to another every other transfer window and is ready to stay or leave Chelsea permanently this summer.

The 24-year old centre back joined The Blues in January 2012 as a teenager and was loaned out to Dutch Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag immediately.

While any youngster would relish the dream to play for Chelsea who then won the Champions League five months after signing Omeruo, what followed for the defender was four further loan spells, the last ending this month in Turkey.

Born into a footballing family, Omeruo has played for teams in The Netherlands, England and Turkey, including two separate spells at Kasimpasa. For him, it is time to stay in a place.

“One thing I don’t want is to go on loan again,” declared Omeruo to

“It’s been too much! It is either I am back to Chelsea to stay and play or I need a home, I need a permanent place to really focus and play,” added the star who has one year left on his Chelsea career.

Omeruo has played for Nigeria at all levels of the FIFA World Cup (Under-17, Under-20 and the senior World Cup in 2014). He is among Nigeria’s list of 25 players that will face England in a friendly on Saturday and is expected to make the final squad.

Known for his physical strength and composure at the back, Omeruo played for Sunshine Stars in the Nigerian league before joining Chelsea and he explains that the league experience helped his game.

“I had an amazing experience playing at Sunshine. It toughened me up. Before playing in the Under-17 (in 2009), I had not played in any league so that was good for me.”

Kenneth Omeruo Josiah already has thirty nine caps for the Super Eagles and is expected to provide cover for Nigeria in the central defensive position in Russia 2018.


  • Reply Igbo Amadi-Obi May 30, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    I think he should leave. I do not think he features anywhere near Chelsea’s plans. It will be a journeyman career like Arsenal’s Joel Campbell.

    Perhaps he should hang on one more season so he would be a free agent and take his destiny in his hands.

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