Chelsea set to dump Omeruo, As Wolves Close In To Sign The Defender - The Herald Nigeria

Chelsea set to dump Omeruo, As Wolves Close In To Sign The Defender

Chelsea have left the door open for struggling Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after being banished from the Blues’ first team.

The defender who had been on loan to ADO Den Haag, Middlesbrough, Kasimpasa and  Alanyaspor had spoken of his frustration at not getting first team football.

“It might happen that I get to play for Chelsea but it is no longer my immediate priority,” the 23-year-old, who represented Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was quoted by BBC Sport as saying.

“You have no idea how frustrating it is to always go out on loan.”

Omeruo, who has been omitted  from Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s squad  scheduled to travel to China on Monday for the side’s pre-season tour of Asia, suffered the indignity of playing with youngsters in the youth team on Saturday, on the same day the first team were hammering Fulham  8-2 in friendly affair.

The defender, whose place is currently under threat at the Eagles, captained a Chelsea team with an average age of 19  that battled to a 1-1 draw with Crawley Town.

Meanwhile, reports on Sunday claimed that Carl Ikeme’s club Wolves were close to signing Omeruo.

According to HITC, the Championship club, who are in dire need of defensive reinforcements, see the Nigerian as a player they can depend on as they aim to return to the English  top flight in the new season.

Leave a comment


Leave a Reply

Notable Saying

"Leaders learn to leverage the problems that never go away in a way to create progress for the organization."
- Andy Stanley.

The Heraldng

Stay in touch with us on your social networks and never again miss out on any updates.


Get Latest News Delivered to your Box ASAP
Skip to toolbar