Kenneth Omeruo Completes Permanent Transfer Away From Chelsea

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Nigerian international Kenneth Omeruo has completed a permanent transfer to La Liga side Leganes for a reported fee of around £4.6 million.

Omeruo spent last season on loan at Leganes, making 31 appearances and he has now joined the Spanish side on a permanent deal after recently helping Nigeria to a third place finish in the AFCON.

Omeruo signed for Chelsea in 2012 from Standard Liege but failed to make a competitive appearance for the Blues, instead spending time away from the club on loan at Netherlands, Turkey, Spain and with Championship side Middlesbrough.

“We would like to thank Kenneth for his service and wish him all the best for the future,” read the club’s statement announcing Omeruo’s transfer.

Earlier this summer, Omeruo spoke of his desire to leave Chelsea to further his career.

“I think now’s the time for me to leave, to find a place, to be my own man,” he said. “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 for me to reach my potential and get where I think I deserve to be.”

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