Nothing But Love: Omeruo Pens Goodbye Message to Chelsea As He Leaves for Leganes
Super Eagles Defender Kenneth Omeruo took to his Instagram page to send a farewell message to chelsea that he didn’t even play a match for.
Kenneth just completed a permanent deal with Spanish side Leganes after a successful season loan.
He posted saying..
I have nothing but Love for this club … @chelseafc made my dreams as a child to become a reality.. thank you for an Amazing 7 years.. Thanks to all Chelsea fans for the love.. thank you Eddie Newton you are an amazing coach and manager.. I will never forget this club… But it’s time to move on and realize my full potential.. THANK YOU @chelseafc
Spanish La Liga Club, Leganes announced on Tuesday that they have acquired defender Kenneth Omeruo from Chelsea on a permanent transfer.
Omeruo, 25, starred with Leganes on loan last term, making 31 appearances for the club, 30 of which were starts.
Earlier this month, Goal reported that Chelsea were holding out for £6 million (€7m/$8m) for Omeruo, but the Blues have accepted a bid of around £4.6m.
Omeruo signed for Chelsea in 2012 from Standard Liege, but was never able to make the breakthrough into the first team at Stamford Bridge.
The Nigeria international took in several loan stints during his time at Chelsea, including with ADO Den Haag in the Netherlands and Middlesbrough in England, as well as Kasımpasa and Alanyaspor in Turkey.
But Omeruo found a home at Leganes in his final loan spell with the Blues, and parlayed his strong performances last term into a permanent move.
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.”
Though Chelsea have been unable to bring in any players this summer due to a two-window transfer ban, there could still be more players leaving the club.