Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has joined CD Leganés in the Spanish La Liga on loan from his parent club, Chelsea.
The 24-year-old Omeruo who has two years left on his Chelsea contract has been sent out on loan by the London club in the past six seasons as he has been unable to pin down a starting place in the star-studded team.
The Madrid-based club will be contesting in just their third season ever in the top flight and are reported to have a €5m buy-option with a 20 per cent sell-on clause on the player at the expiration of the loan deal.
The modest fee would make Omeruo the joint-most expensive transfer in club’s history, joining José Manuel Arnaiz Díaz who arrived for the same fee from Barcelona earlier this summer.
This will the fifth different team in Omeruo’s loan career though he spent two seasons at Kasimpasa in the Turkish league and 18 months each at Middlesbrough and ADO Den Haag in the Dutch Eredivisie.
He has amassed over 150 professional appearances in those six years since signing for Chelsea, as well as gaining 40 caps for the Super Eagles including two appearances at the World Cup and an African Nations’ Cup trophy in 2013.
CD Leganés also announced the capture of the Eagles star on their Twitter handle: