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Another Chelsea loanee bites the dust: ‘You have no idea how frustrating it is to always go out on loan’

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Fare thee well, Kenneth Omeruo

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Kenneth Omeruo, who since his signing for Chelsea in 2012 has starred on the biggest stage in the world but has never actually played at Stamford Bridge, is the latest loan warrior to get tired of life on the road.

"It might happen that I get to play for Chelsea but it is no longer my immediate priority. You have no idea how frustrating it is to always go out on loan."

"Last season I had an opportunity to go to one of Turkey's biggest clubs [Besiktas] but the deal collapsed two days to the end of the transfer window. This season I was lucky I could find a place where I could still play because they want me to come to Alanyaspor."

"My priority is to play at the top, to find a place where I get to play regularly. Next season will be interesting because I'm looking to be in one of the top leagues, so we'll see what happens."

-Kenneth Omeruo; Source: BBC

Expressing similar sentiments to fellow loanee Tomas Kalas — eventually it happens to all of them; that’s the nature of the thing — Omeruo will probably be looking to settle on a permanent transfer this summer. The 23-year-old has proven a capable defender in the Eredivisie (with ADO), in the Championship (with Middlesbrough), and in the Turkish Super Lig these last two years. He’s set for a good career, just not with Chelsea.

That said, just in case, we should probably insist on a buy-back clause.