Nigeria have been eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations, winning the third place playoff to give themselves a relatively satisfying end to a tournament they were one of the favourites for.
One of the standout players for the Super Eagles was Kenneth Omeruo, the centre-back who is technically a Chelsea player, despite having spent his entire career at the club on loan. He really impressed at Leganes last season, and the Spanish club were already keen to sign him, according to the BBC Sport website, as you can see here.His good showings in Egypt will only have increased interest in his services. Now his country are eliminated, he can return to England and begin planning his next move. Don’t expect him to be heading out to Japan, for him and for Chelsea now it seems likely that it’s just a matter of getting him the best move possible – both financially from the club’s perspective, and footballing-wise from his.
He’s done sterling service for the club over the years on his many loans, and it’s time for us to pay him back by allowing him to go and be free.