Kenneth Omeruo Set For Loan Move After Contract Renewal At Chelsea


Chelsea defender, Kenneth Omeruo has completed a season long loan move to Turkish Super Lig side Alanyaspor, just hours after extending his contract with the English Premier League side.

The 22-year-old Nigeria star who arrived in Turkey on Tuesday night for his medical alongside Brazil forward, Vagner Love confirmed the move.

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Omeruo who had initially turned down a loan deal to Spanish La Liga club Real Betis because he will lose as much as half of his Chelsea salary of 15,000 pounds-a-week, told BBC Sport, that his focus at the moment is to play regularly and get established.

“The focus right now is to play regularly and establish myself here. I know what to expect joining a team with big ambitions – it means the bar has been raised even higher.

“I don’t want to enjoy the tag of being a Chelsea player always going out on loan without regular football. My desire is to prove myself a worthy addition to Alanyaspor, make a significant contribution in all competitions and take it from there.

“I don’t want to get ahead of myself but everybody wants to be settled at a place and play regularly – I am no different.”

This is Kenneth Omeruo’s second consecutive spell in the Turkish Super Lig. He played in the Turkish league last season when he was on loan at Kasimpasa, where he made 26 appearances.

Omeruo signed a contract extension with Chelsea, which will keep him at the club until July 2019.

Omeruo who joined Chelsea from Belgian side Standard Liege, has since been on loan at ADO Den Haag in Netherlands and at twice at Championship side, Middlesbrough.

It is not yet certain if he will stay with Alanyaspor beyond this season but his contract extension at Chelsea however, indicates he may have term future in Antonio Conte’s team.

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Meanwhile, Alanyaspor also hope to complete a move for Monaco’s Brazilian striker, Vagner Love before the transfer deadline expires.