Kenneth Omeruo says he’s finally living his dream of playing in one of the biggest league in Europe after work permit hitch delayed his start to life in Spanish La Liga.
Omeruo secured a loan move from Chelsea to Leganes in August, but has failed to play a regular season with the Blues since joining the Premier League club from Standard Liege back in 2012.
The Super Eagles Russia 2018 World Cup defender finally rewarded with his first start for in the league, However he was substituted in the 69th due to injury, but said he’s happy to be playing in one of the best league in the world.
“It was a frustrating start due to my work permit issue, but after playing in two big La Liga games I must say things are finally looking up,” Omeruo told BBC Sport.
“I’ve been playing away from England in Turkey for a while and every time I always craved for a visible league where people can watch me.
“Luckily, after the World Cup where I had two good games, I got more options and I chose La Liga where everyone can watch me, and so far it’s been a perfect decision for me.”
Omeruo, who had brief spell with Kasimpasa, Alanyanspor in Turkey , Dutch side ADO Den Haag and Middlesbrough in English Championship, Says he’s not worried about not playing at Chelsea, despite having a contract, but not ruling continuing in Spain.
“Right now I’m fulfilling my dream of playing in La Liga, it’s amazing and different,” he added.
“Leganes have an option to sign me permanently and I would like to give everything to stay in the league.
“I’ve played in the English championship, I’ve gotten a feel of that but La Liga is very good.
“If I end up playing for Chelsea someday fine, because it is one of the biggest teams in the world and they have the highest fan base in Nigeria.
“I would love to play for them, even if it’s just a game, but right now I am very happy with my life here in Spain.”