Kenneth Omeruo admits he may have to leave Chelsea in order to fulfill his dream of playing regular first-team football.
Omeruo joined the west London outfit in the 2012 winter transfer window but is yet to make a senior appearance for the club and has been sent out on loan for a fourth time as he’s spending the season in Turkey with Alanyaspor.
In an interview with BBC Sport, The Nigeria International has admitted to feeling rather frustrated at consistently being loaned out by his parent club and insists he will seek a departure this summer if required.
“It might happen that I get to play for Chelsea but it is no longer my immediate priority,” Omeruo said.
— kenneth omeruo (@omeruo22) April 5, 2017
“You have no idea how frustrating it is to always go out on loan.
“Last season I had an opportunity to go to one of Turkey’s biggest clubs [Besiktas] but the deal collapsed two days to the end of the transfer window.
“This season I was lucky I could find a place where I could still play because they want me to come to Alanyaspor.
“My priority is to play at the top, to find a place where I get to play regularly.
“Next season will be interesting because I’m looking to be in one of the top leagues, so we’ll see what happens.”
With his contract at Stamford Bridge set to expire in July 2019, that is likely to make it extremely difficult for the 23-year-old to join the Turkish outfit on a permanent basis this season after impressing throughout the campaign so far.
No player across the entire Alanyaspor squad has won more aerial duels than Omeruo in the Super Lig this season (49), while he also leads the way in terms of clearances (97) and has thrown his body on the line by making 15 blocks.
Culled from Squawka
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