Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has finally left Chelsea to return to La Liga side Leganes on a five-year-contract. 

Omeruo played with Leganes last season on loan from Chelsea where he had been for seven and a half years without playing for the first team.

His time at Chelsea has now finally come to an end after they agreed to sell the player to Leganes for a reported £4.6m. 

Kenneth Omeruo was a Chelsea player for seven and a half years but didn't make a single appearance for the club

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We would like to thank Kenneth for his service and wish him all the best for the future,” Chelsea said in a statement on their website. 

I have nothing but Love for this club ... @chelseafc made my dreams as a child to become a reality.. thank you for an Amazing 7 years,” Omeruo said on Instagram

Thanks to all Chelsea fans for the love.. thank you Eddie Newton you are an amazing coach and manager.. I will never forget this club... But it’s time to move on and realize my full potential.. THANK YOU @chelseafc.” 

Am so happy to be joining a team that helped me grow so much last season.. I can’t wait to start and help this team achieve greatness .. Vamos @cdleganes,” the defender also said. 

Loan moves

Kenneth Omeruo played two seasons at Kisimpasa during one of his loan moves away from Chelsea

Omeruo started his career at Nigerian side Sunshine Stars where he made a couple of appearances for the club.

He moved to Belgium to play for Standard Liege before joining Chelsea in January 2012. 

He was sent out on loan immediately to ADO Den Haag before he returned to England to play for Middlesbrough for one and a half-season. 

Omeruo moved to Turkey in July 2015 on another loan deal to Kasimpasa. He remained in Turkey for the next season at Alanyaspor and returned to Kasimpasa for the 2017/2018 season. 

Kenneth Omeruo says he is happy to return to Leganes where he impressed last season (Instagram/Kenneth Omeruo)

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His sojourn continued in Spain where he impressed with Leganes where he made 31 appearances, 30 of which were starts. 

The 25-year-old was unveiled to Leganes fans on Monday, August 13 after returning from national team duties. 

Omeruo was part of the Super Eagles squad that won the bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. He played six out of seven games of the tournament and scored one goal