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Kenneth Omeruo joins Leganes from Chelsea


Super Eagles centre-back, Kenneth Omeruo, has completed a permanent transfer to La Liga side Leganes.

The defender returns to the club where he spent a successful season on loan in 2018/19, making 31 appearances.

Omeruo, 25, starred with Leganes on loan last term, making 31 appearances for the club, 30 of which were starts.

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Omeruo signed for Chelsea in 2012 from Standard Liege and subsequently spent time on loan in the Netherlands, Turkey, Spain and with Championship side Middlesbrough.

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.

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The Nigerian international has played over 50 times for his country, including at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

He recently helped the Super Eagles to the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations, a tournament he won alongside John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses in 2013.