Official done deal- Chelsea announce done deal for 24-year-old after agreeing terms

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Chelsea have officially announced a season loan move for Kenneth Omeruo to La Liga Santander side, CD Leganes.

The Super Eagles star has admitted playing in the La Liga will be the biggest challenge of his career.

Omeruo completed his move to Mauricio Pellegrino’s side and took part in the club’s photograph session which was posted on the club’s official Twitter handle on Wednesday.

Leganes will have a buy-option on Omeruo set at 5 million euros, but complete with a 20 percent sell-on clause as well should he transfer out from Leganes in the future.

The 24 year-old Omeruo is one of the 30 players sent out on loan by Chelsea for the 2018/19 season.

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner, who has yet to make an official Chelsea appearance since joining the London side in 2012, penned an extension for an undisclosed duration to his existing deal before completing his move to La Liga.

A statement on the Chelsea website confirmed the temporary departure of the player.

“Kenneth Omeruo will spend the 2018/19 season on loan at Leganes in the Spanish top flight.

The 24-year-old central defender, who can also play at right-back, moved to Stamford Bridge from Standard Liege in 2012.

Omeruo spent last season on loan at Turkish side Kasimpasa, where he made 28 appearances and was named in the Nigeria squad for this summer’s World Cup.

 

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