Kenneth Omeruo is currently on loan at Kasimpasa in the Turkish Super Lig but dreams of returning to Chelsea and establishing himself in the first-team reports Pulse.ng.
The 22-year-old Nigerian can play at both centre back and right back. Since arriving from Belgian side Standard Liege in 2012, he has been on loan at ADO Den Haag in the Dutch Eredivisie, Middlesbrough in the Championship and now Kasimpasa but has yet to make an appearance for the Chelsea senior team.
I still want to play in the English Premier League. I played in the English Championship on loan at Middlesbrough but the Premier League is a very different level. I believe in myself. I am looking forward to getting my chance at Chelsea. For the club to sign me it means they saw something in me. I’m not desperate but I trust myself.
Omeruo will hope he can follow players like Thibaut Courtois and Bertrand Traore in playing for Chelsea after spending time out on loan. A number of other players have found that being on loan has been a step towards signing for a club for first team football they wouldn’t achieve at Chelsea, like Ryan Bertrand and Oriol Romeu at Southampton and Patrick Van Aanholt of Sunderland.
He has played for the Nigerian international side 31 times and played in every game for them at both the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup. In his loan spells at ADO Den Haag and Middlesbrough, he made a total of 74 appearances and scored two goals (both for ADO Den Haag).
With John Terry firmly in the eleventh hour of his playing career and only Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma as regular first team centre backs there is definitely the opportunity for Omeruo to stake a claim for a place in the side but he will need to battle with other young stars like Tomas Kalas (on loan with Middlesbrough), Andreas Christensen (at Borussia Monchengladbach) and Nathan Ake (at Watford).