Chelsea Defender Begs Club To Sell Him

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Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo joined Chelsea in 2012 from Belgian side Standard Liege but has never played a first team game for the Blues.

Omeruo is now currently the club’s longest serving player who is yet to kick a ball for the Blues, and it’s a situation he wants to change this summer.

The 25-year-old Nigerian international has been on loan at various clubs for 5 years, and he is ready to settle at Leganes, where he spent the past season on loan.

“Yes, Leganes is a team that I want to be part of because the manager trusts me soo much and wants to give me a lot of opportunities,” said the player as cited by Vanguard.

“I’m happy that they are putting efforts and they have increased their offer. Hopefully, the deal happens, I hope Chelsea work with them and make the deal happen.”

According to reports, Leganes have submitted a bid of €4.5m for Omeruo but Chelsea are reluctant to accept it and are holding out for a €7m deal.

Omeruo has begged the club to let him leave this summer, and it isn’t the first time the Nigerian has expressed a desire to leave.

Speaking to The Sun last month, Omeruo said: “I thought that I would play at Chelsea and make my name.

“But going there and seeing the types of players arrive plus the club have so much money to spend, you have to accept that it might not happen.

“I could have said I would stay and be on the bench but I am a player that wants to play. I want to earn my money.

“I think now’s the time for me to leave, to find a place, to be my own man.

“I’m married with a baby now, so I need stability. Chelsea have done amazingly for me, and for my family as well. But it’s time when I need to reach my potential.

“I stayed in Holland at first with Den Haag for two years. I got injured when I went back but recovered and went to Middlesbrough.

“When I went to Turkey I had a great time but being in Spain was my best season as it is a league that everyone watches.

“It has been a wonderful journey. But the journey with Chelsea is going to end now.”

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