Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo has been hit with another broadside, with a strong indication that he is not needed at Chelsea of England, as The Blues’ gaffer, Frank Lampard insists he does not need any ‘new’ player in his team, megasportsarena.com has gathered.
Omeruo is yet to play a single competitive match for Chelsea, since signing for the London club in 2012, but had been hoping that great performances by him last season on loan at Leganes and a brilliant showing at the Africa Cup of Nations would pull him through, only to get the latest rebuff from Omeruo.
This comes as the dark-skinned vastly improved stopper is packed in one swoop among the players currently outside Stamford Bridge, who Lampard says he is not thinking about in his plans for his first season in charge of the club he once played for to sterling height.
The Blues are banned from signing players during the next two transfer windows until the end of January 2020, but Lampard said on his side’s pre-season tour in Japan that he was happy with the squad he has got.
Rather than think of recalling Omeruo to fill in for some vacuums that will be created in the team this summer, Lampard insists he does not need to strengthen his squad before the new Premier League season.
Chelsea’s appeal against the FIFA transfer embargo for breaching rules in relation to signing youth players was turned down by the soccer body in May, but Lampard says he is focused solely on preparing his squad.
The former Derby County manager said on Sky Sports: “I’m very happy with the squad and determined for us to be successful.
“I think I’ve inherited very good players. We can’t bring any players in, we know that – this year – but I don’t need new players.
“I know the club very well, I know the players very well. I have my own way that I want to work with the players.
“I have to say, in the one week that we’ve been training, I’ve been very happy with the attitude and the qualities of the players.”