Super Eagles Star Omeruo Finally Discloses Big Reason he Couldn't Break into Chelsea's 1st Team

Super Eagles Star Omeruo Finally Discloses Big Reason he Couldn't Break into Chelsea's 1st Team

Ibitoye Shittu
March 30, 2021 at 10:59 AM

- Kenneth Omeruo is a Nigerian player currently playing for Leganes

- The experienced defender joined Chelsea in 2012 without playing any game

- Omeruo explained that Chelsea's big finance prevented him from entering first team

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Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has disclosed that Chelsea's ability to buy top players in the world made it difficult for him to break into the first team at Stamford Bridge.

No doubt about the fact that Chelsea are among the best teams in the Premier League considering their achievements most especially since when Roman Abramovich bought the Blues.

Kenneth Omeruo joined the Stamford Bridge landlords during the 2012 transfer window after his impressive performances at Standard Liege which paved ways for to London.

But immediately Chelsea signed Kenneth Omeruo, the Blues loaned him out to ADO Den Haag where he played 36 games netting two goals before he left the side.

After leaving ADO Den Haag, Kenneth Omeruo made a return to England where he joined Middlesbrough on loan from 2014-2015.

Despite being one of the best defenders in the world, Kenneth Omeruo has never played a game for Chelsea since 2012 and he is currently with Leganes.

According to the report on Complete Sports, Kenneth Omeruo explained that Chelsea's finance to buy top players prevented him from wearing the Blues' jersey on the pitch.

“I think it’s quite difficult (to play for the first team), mostly because Chelsea is a massive club, who have the finance to buy the best players.
''And I think from a market strategy it makes more sense to buy a player from Juventus, who has been hyped
“But, sometimes it’s not about the quality like I have been consistent with the National team since 2013, which means I must be doing something good. Aina (Ola) left Chelsea, went to Torino, He was bought back – to Fulham in the premiership.''
Kenneth Omeruo.
Kenneth Omeruo in action for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Photo: GIUSEPPE CACACE
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Earlier, had reported how William Troost-Ekong who is a Nigerian defender stated clearly that himself and his Super Eagles teammates are ready for their encounter against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

Nigeria who are three-time African champions will face visiting Lesotho in their last group game in the 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers on Tuesday evening, March 30.

Gernot Rohr and his men will be going into this duel against Lesotho with boosted morale having already qualified for next year's African Cup of Nations which will hold in Cameroon.

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