Spanish Club CD Leganes have reached an agreement with Europa League champions, Chelsea over the permanent transfer of Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo.

The Nigerian joined the club last season on loan but stole the heart of the fans and coaches as he impressed and helped them maintain their LaLiga status for another season.
Omeruo, who departs Chelsea as the club’s longest serving player despite failing to make any competitive appearance with the Blues, signed a five-year contract which will keep him at the Butarque till 2024.

The 25-year-old will now wear the number 4 jersey ahead of the new season and would join the rest of the team on Wednesday having just returned from holiday after the Nations Cup in Egypt where he scored a goal in the group stage against Guinea and helped Nigeria to a third place finish.

The powerful defender began his European journey at 17 when he joined Standard Liege but joined Chelsea in 2012 before he was sent on-loan to the Eredivisie with ADO De Hang.
His passage through the Eredivisie served him to return to Chelsea, which would again see him loaned out to Middlesbrough, where he would remain for a season and a half.

In 2015 he packed his bags to Turkey after renewing with the Blues, militating in Kasimpasa in 2015/16, Alanyaspor in 2016/17 and again Kasimpasa in 2017/18.

In his first year in LaLiga, Omeruo played 31 official matches under Mauricio Pellegrino, 30 of them as a starter, totaling 2,700 minutes of playing time and was a key player in the three- man defence of Leganes.

By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde

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