La Liga outfit CD Leganes have secured the permanent transfer of Nigeria international defender Kenneth Omeruo from Chelsea.

Omeruo was one of the longest serving players at Stamford Bridge, having signed for the club in 2012 from Belgian side Standard Liege. However, much of his time on the books of Chelsea has been spent out on loan. He had spells in the Netherlands with Ado Den Haag, English Championship side Middlesbrough and Turkish side Kasimpasa.

The 25-year-old defender spent last term on loan at Leganes and played a key role in an impressive mid-table finish in Spain’s topflight. He made a total of 31 appearances for the side over the course of the season.

Chelsea announced his departure on Tuesday evening after a transfer fee believed to be in the region of €4.5-€5million was agreed, thereby bringing an end to weeks of negotiations between both clubs.

“We would like to thank Kenneth for his service and wish him all the best for the future,” Chelsea’s official statement read.

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nation winner recently helped the Super Eagles reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, scoring one goal.

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