Chelsea defender completes move to La Liga club and delivers transfer blow to Bursaspor

Kenneth Omeruo
Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa (L) and Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo play the ball during a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

Bursaspor have suffered a transfer blow after failing to land Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo this summer.

The Green Crocodiles were closely linked with Omeruo for the past month. Bursaspor’s vice President Cem Ozturkrecently stated that the Turkish Super Lig side believed they were close to signing Omeruo.

However, the Chelsea defender has decided to make a switch to Spain after spending three-years in Turkey.

SkySports confirmed that Omeruo has joined Leganes on a season-long loan.

Leganes are managed by former Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino.

Omeruo joined Chelsea back in 2012 but is yet to make a first-team appearance for the London based club.

The 24-year-old spent his last three-years playing in Turkey with Kasimpasa and Alanyaspor.

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Chelsea are back in action this weekend when they take on their London rivals Arsenal.

The Blues, who have a total of 32 players out on loan, confirmed the loan departures of midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko to AC Milan earlier this week.