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Official: Leganés complete Kenneth Omeruo transfer from Chelsea

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No more loans!

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After a summer-long pursuit, CD Leganés have today completed the transfer signing of Kenneth Omeruo from Chelsea. Omeruo had already played a key role while on loan last season at the Spanish La Liga side, who had spent the better part of the summer trying to negotiate a transfer fee with Chelsea for the 25-year-old’s more permanent services.

The transfer fee is understood to be around the €4.5-5m mark, slightly below Chelsea’s original asking price of around €6-7m. To compensate, a sell-on clause might have been added to guarantee a chunk of the next Omeruo transfer fee.

Omeruo had the distinct ... honor? ... of being one of the longest-serving players on Chelsea’s books, having arrived all the way back in January 2012 but never quite getting into the first-team and spending all the intervening years out on loan. His adventures had taken him far and wide, from the Eredivisie to the Championship to the Turkish Super Lig. But now it’s time to settle down.

Leganés, in just their fourth ever top flight campaign, will be looking to at least match last season’s mid-table finish. Omeruo will be a big part of any of those aspirations, undoubtedly.

Good luck, Kenneth!