Chelsea Defender Close To Leaving Club For La Liga

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Chelsea’s longest-serving player Kenneth Omeruo is close to leaving the club for La Liga side Leganes.

Omeruo spent last season on loan at Leganes and according to The Sun, Chelsea are in talks with Leganes over a permanent deal for the 25 year old centre-back.

The Sun claims Leganes did not take up their £6.4million option on Omeruo but are hoping to land him in a deal worth £4.5million.

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

Leganes aren’t the only club interested in signing Omeruo with clubs from France and Turkey interested in the 25 year old but Omeruo reportedly wants to stay in Spain with Leganes and is hopeful of a deal getting struck to remain in La Liga.

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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