The Premier League giants have sent the Nigeria international their best wishes after he completed his permanent transfer to La Liga side Leganes.
All the best for the future, Kenneth. 👊
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 13, 2019
Kenneth Omeruo’s prayers have finally been answered as Chelsea have agreed to sanction his move to the club where he spent a successful season on loan in 2018/19, making 31 appearances.
The Super Eagles defender joined the Blues 2012 from Standard Liege but found first-team opportunities hard to come by. He subsequently spent time on loan at various times in the Netherlands, Turkey, Spain and with Championship side Middlesbrough.
Am so happy to be Joining a team that helped me grow so much last season.. I can’t wait to start and help this team achieve greatness .. Vamos @cdleganes 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 @ Madrid, Spain https://t.co/DYiDq4csze
— kenneth omeruo (@omeruo22) August 13, 2019
Kenneth had earlier expressed his desire to continue his development in Spain, with his request now granted for a reported £4.6 million fee.
“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.”
The Nigerian international is a veteran of two FIFA World Cups and was a key member of the Super Eagles squad that earned a bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, a tournament he won in 2013 alongside former Chelsea stalwarts John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses.