CD Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo is facing an uphill task in his desire to leave the relegated club this summer, as the team’s management has placed a fixed price tag of 7.5m Euro on his head, which appears to be scoring away all suitors, megasportsarena.com reports.
While fellow-Super Eagles’ stopper, Chidozie Awaziem has since left Leganes, where he excelled last season in and out of the squad’s starting line-up, Omeruo is finding it difficult to follow suit, as the club’s top brass want to make a tidy profit on the transfer of the dark-skinned centre back who they bought from Chelsea of England last summer.
Omeruo, like Awaziem, initially joined Leganes on loan from Chelsea the previous season, but his form in the past campaign was not as solid as it was before he signed a full contract and, with the club eventually failing to keep their place in the Spanish LaLiga, they aim to recuperate as much money as they can on the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner.
Incidentally, a number of clubs in Spain, France and Turkey have indicated interest in signing the Nigeria 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup silver medalist and AFCON 2019 bronze medal winner, who cost Leganes just five million Euro to buy from Chelsea, but the Madrid-based side are holding out for a hefty payday if they are to allow him go this summer.
Leganes hold all the aces in this matter, as the former Sunshine Stars of Akure, Standard Liege of Belgium, ADO Den Haag of Holland, Middlesbrough of England as well as ex-Kasimpasa and Alanyaspor of Turkey stopper still has four years left on his contract with the Spanish Segunda Liga outfit, and he will not in any way be able to force a transfer unless they concede to a lower fee.
Aside refusing to sell him ‘for cheap,’ Leganes have also rejected a loan deal that could see Omeruo play in a bigger club this season, as the relegated side insists on an outright sale and, with less than a week to the close of the summer transfer window, the defender may end up playing in the Spanish second-tier all through this term.