Omeruo ‘so happy’ to complete permanent move to Spanish club Leganes

Kenneth Omeruo

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has signed a five-year contract with Spanish La Liga side, Leganes form his former club Chelsea.

The Premier League side announced that the Nigeria defender has joined Spanish outfit on a five-year contract.

Omeruo, who spent a successful season on loan in 2018/19 making 31 appearances at the club, says he is happy to complete the permanent move to the club that helped him grow.

“I’m 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,” he wrote on Instagram.

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Omeruo signed for Chelsea in 2012 from Standard Liege, and subsequently spent time on loan in the Netherlands, Turkey, Spain and with Championship side Middlesbrough.

The centre-back has played over 50 times for the Super Eagles, including at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

He recently helped the Super Eagles to the semi-finals of the 2019 A Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where the team won bronze.

Chelsea have also wished him well.

“We would like to thank Kenneth for his service and wish him all the best for the future,”reads a statement on Chelsea’s official website.

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