Super Eagles defender joins Turkey club, Kasimpasa on loan

The 21-year-old, joined Chelsea in Januray 2012 but have been spending tie on loans at other clubs due to lack of playing time at Chelsea

 

Super Eagles and Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo have completed a loan move to Turkey side Kasimpasa on a season-long loan deal.

The 21-year-old, joined Chelsea in Januray 2012 but have been spending tie on loans at other clubs due to lack of playing time.

He spent last season on loan at English Championship side Middlesbrough, making 22 appearances.

He however shunned the Aitor Karanka led side for Turkish Super Lig side Kasimpasa to secure his place in the Nigerian national team.

New coach Sunday Oliseh on his unveiling day had revealed his intention of not inviting Nigerian players not playing for top divisions.

"I've come to Turkey to reciprocate the club's determination to bring me here," he told BBC Sports.

"I want to show the manager and the fans that they have made a good choice and I am completely focused on breaking into the squad and prove myself here.

"Kasimpasa approached Chelsea in a professional manner and the chance to test myself in a top league is very challenging."

Kasimpasa has an option to buy the defender on a permanent deal after the expiration of his loan deal.

Watch Omeruo play for the Super Eagles in a 2017 African Nations Cup qualifiers:

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