Having joined Chelsea from Sunshine Star in 2012, Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo is yet to make his first-team debut for the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Instead, the Nigerian centre-back has been sent on seven loan deals including his wonderful spell at Leganes last season.
Omeruo had a great time with the La Liga club and he was one of coach Mauricio Pellegrino’s trusted defenders throughout the last campaign as he started 27 League matches.
Omeruo is far from breaking into Frank Lampard’s team this season and he’s set to join Leganes on a permanent deal.
In fact, some media outlets already claimed that the 25-year-old has penned a five-year contract with Leganes but it’s yet to be confirmed by the club’s official side, though, a deal worth £4.5m has been agreed upon.
Latest report emanating from Spain via Dario AS claimed that the Blues have placed a sell-on clause in their agreement with Leganes for the player.
This means that the West London club will pocket 15% of any profit Leganes make from the player’s transfer in the future.
As much as parting ways with the defender looks inevitable, letting him go at this point in time (considering his inability to sign new players this summer) isn’t the best decision from Lampard and his employers as there could be injury crises in the course of the season.