I might have to leave Chelsea – Kenneth Omeruo

by on May 9, 2017

Super Eagles defender and Chelsea loanee, Kenneth Omeruo, says his priority is to play first-team football on a regular basis and admits he may have to leave Chelsea to do that.

The 23-year-old Nigeria international has yet to play for the Blues since signing in January 2012 and is out on loan for a fourth time – this time at Turkey’s Alanyaspor, hence he concedes he may have to look elsewhere for regular football.

“It might happen that I get to play for Chelsea but it is no longer my immediate priority,” Omeruo told BBC Sport.

“You have no idea how frustrating it is to always go out on loan,” added the Nigeria defender.

The season-long move to Turkey was a swift return to the Super Lig for centre-back Omeruo after another loan stint at Kasimpasa last term.

He was a regular in the Kasimpasa side, making 26 appearances, but the Turkish club could not take up the option to buy him at the end of his loan spell.

And it is unlikely Alanyaspor could make the switch permanent because last August Omeruo signed a contract extension with Chelsea, keeping him on the club’s books until July 2019.

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