Report: Omeruo agrees new deal

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Kenneth Omeruo and his agents have apparently agreed a new deal to keep him at Chelsea. The 20-year-old defender joined from Standard Liege in 2012, and although there's no clear record of how long his initial contract lasted, it was widely believed to be a five year deal. His agent, however, claims that Omeruo's new contract is for three years:

We have agreed a new three-year contract for Kenneth. We have all seen the draft of the improved contract and the boy is happy about it. It’s a good contract and we are all happy about how Chelsea have warmed up to him and made him feel very much at home. Everything is not all about money because Chelsea have really taken care of the player.

Source: African Football.com

Regardless of any confusion as to the contract Omeruo was previously on, this is good news. The centre back has been a standout player wherever he's gone, and I'd expect him to compete with Kurt Zouma for the fourth-choice centre back slot this summer once he gets back from the World Cup. Omeruo's a star prospect, he's extremely valuable, and in signing him to a new deal Chelsea have ensured that one of their top young players remains completely committed to the club.

Now we just need official confirmation from the club.

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