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Chelsea, Leganes agree Kenneth Omeruo loan with future considerations — report

The 24-year-old center back looks to be heading to La Liga for next season

Nigeria v Argentina: Group D - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Loan deal Tuesday continues apace at Chelsea Football Club. After announcing Tiemoue Bakayoko’s and Ola Aina’s temporary moves to Milan and Torino, respectively, to push the Loan Army into the 30+ region once again, Chelsea have reportedly agreed another deal, this one for long-serving (long-suffering?) Loan Army veteran Kenneth Omeruo.

According to Diario AS, the 24-year-old will be heading to La Liga for the first time in his career, to spend the season at Leganes, located in the Madrid suburbs. As is often the case with older loanees, Leganes will have a buy-option on Omeruo, set at €5m but complete with a 20% sell-on clause as well, should he transfer out from Leganes in the future. There is no upfront loan fee for the center back, who’s already in Madrid apparently. The deal is expected to be announced shortly.

Omeruo has been on Chelsea’s books since January 2012, and while he had come close to breaking into the first-team, it never quite happened for him. He’s spent the last three years playing in Turkey for Kasimpasa and Alanyaspor and has collected over 150 professional appearances and 40 caps for Nigeria (including a couple at the World Cup this summer) over the course of his loans.

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