Chelsea Defender Opens Up About Future After World Cup Exit, Hints He Could Leave

Kenneth Omeruo

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has opened up about his future to Nigerian publication Footballlinve.Ng.

The Nigerian international said he made the right decision to go out on loan.

Omeruo signed for the Blues in January 2012 but has yet to play a single competitive game for his parent club.

The 24-year-old has spent for of his years at Chelsea on temporary moves in Turkey.

Omeruo was a first-choice defender for Kasimpasa last week and earned himself a call-up to the Nigeria World Cup squad on the back of his impressive form.

He said: “For me, I know the situation in Chelsea. We have lots of amazing talents at the club and they are all doing well in their respective positions.

“It is no longer about playing for Chelsea for some of us. Every player wants to play in a recognised league where they would be mentioned regularly.

“If I decide to stay at Chelsea not minding if I remain on the bench while waiting for a player to get injured, I don’t think I will have the opportunity I am having now to represent my fatherland at the World Cup for the second consecutive time.”

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Omeruo also stated that he needs a ‘home’ and that Chelsea are aware of his demands.

Considering the Nigeria international wants first-team football again last season he is likely to leave again this summer.

Whether he will be headed for a temporary move or permanent move is the unanswered question.

“I would have loved to stay and fight for a shirt like Victor Moses did, but I have gone on several loan moves, which has made it possible for me to play more games than I should have been with Chelsea,” he added.

“I will like to see what my involvement with the Super Eagles at the World Cup in Russia brings. It is obvious that I need a home.

“They are aware of this as well and I hope I get a good World Cup and have more options in the summer transfer.”

Turkish-Football understand that Omerou has no shortage of interest with Kasimpasa, Trabzonspor and Goztepe all competing for his signature over the summer.

Omeruo has spent two seasons on loan at Kasimpasa and one at Alanyaspor in the Super Lig.