Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has joined former club Leganes on a permanent deal according to The Blues’ official website.

The 25-year-old Nigeria international centre-back spent last season on loan at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque and he has done enough to earn himself a permanent contract with the Spanish top flight club.

Omeruo made 31 appearances in all competitions for The Cucumber Growers and he is still awaiting his first goal for the club.

It has been reported that Omeruo has now made that loan deal permanent, although the full terms of the player’s contract with Leganes have been left undisclosed.

Chelsea signed Omeruo from Belgian side Standard Liege in 2012. The defender has never represented The Blues at first team level while he has been loaned out by the club on no less than six occasions. Omeruo has spent time with ADO Den Haag, Middlesbrough, Kasimpasa (twice), Alanyaspor and Leganes while on the books at parent club Chelsea.

Some of Omeruo’s finest performances have come on the international stage. The player has been capped on 51 occasions for The Super Eagles in which he has scored one goal, in a 2019 African Cup of Nations match against Guinea.

The move to Leganes could really help his development both on the club and international stages.

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