Super Eagles’ defender, Kenneth Omeruo could be set for a return to Turkey after his expected exit from CD Leganes of Spain, as he is said to be attracting attention from a couple of clubs in the Turkish Super Lig, where he previously starred for two teams, megasportsarena.com reports.
With Omeruo failing to save Leganes from taking the drop, despite having been bought only last summer, at the end of a deal that took him there on loan from Chelsea of England, the Spanish LaLiga club’s hierarchy reckon that they can no longer afford his wages and they now aim to cut costs after their recent relegation to the lower division.
Spanish sports daily, AS reported that the former Sunshine Stars of Akure and Standard Liege of Belgium stopper, who signed for Chelsea in 2012, but was loaned repeatedly to ADO Den Haag of Holland, Middlesbrough of England as well as Kasimpasa and Allanyaspor of Turkey, is among three players being tipped for Leganes’ exit door this summer.
The report adds that Leganes are looking to get Omeruo off their wage bill after losing their top-flight status at the end of this season, while the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations gold medalist and AFCON 2019 bronze winner knows that sticking with the club would diminish his chances of calls from Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr.
Omeruo fully joined Leganes formally for a fee of five million euro, making him the second most expensive signing in the club’s history, but Los Pepineros may find it difficult to pay him talk less recoup their investment, considering that he is now valued at 2.4m euro in the transfer market.
All this is now pointing in the direction of a route through the exit door at Leganes for Omeruo, who has a single goal to his name since making his debut in the Spanish top-flight division and he was in action for a total of 4,312 minutes across 51 matches, 49 of which he started.