Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has joined Spanish top flight outfit CD Leganes on loan for the rest of the 2018/2019 campaign according to The Blues’ official website.

The 24-year-old Nigerian international centre-back has long been out of favour at Stamford Bridge and the player will now spend a sixth spell away from Stamford Bridge.

It has been reported that the defender has joined unfashionable Spanish outfit CD Leganes as he continues to battle for regular first team football.

Omeruo joined Chelsea in 2012 from Belgian club Standard Liege where he had spent his youth and the player was immediately loaned out to Dutch club ADO Den Haag for 18 months. Since that temporary move to the Eredivisie, Omeruo has been loaned out on four further occasions with the player having represented Middlesbrough and Turkish clubs Kasimpasa (twice) and Alanyaspor.

The player has made 154 appearances in total during his spells away from Chelsea while he has scored four goals. Despite having been a Chelsea player for over six-and-a-half years, Omeruo holds the unwanted record of having never made a first team outing for the club.

New Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has assessed all of the players available to him at Stamford Bridge but Omeruo is one of those who haven’t made the final cut.

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