Chelsea FC and Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough and the club wants him to return for another season. The young defender turned heads with some impressive performances at this summer’s World Cup and had many fans wondering what club he played for. Many were surprised to see that he was officially attached to Chelsea and they all could see that Omeruo has a bright future ahead of him.
With all this added attention and praise, Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is hopeful that Kenneth Omeruo will still be able to return to the Championship club next season. Another factor that Chelsea will likely take in to account is where the youngster wants to go and if Karanka is to be believed then he also wants to return. Chelsea have had success with loanees at Middlesbrough including Nathaniel Chalobah and Josh McEachran so sending Omeruo back should not be a problem.
Aitor Karanka on Kenneth Omeruo’s possible return to Middlesbrough:
“I hope that Ken is going to come here again because he has told me he wants to join us. He wants to join us, Chelsea want him to come to us, I want him and for this reason I hope it is sorted as soon as possible.”
The only way that sending Kenneth Omeruo back to Middlesbrough could be a problem is if a Premier League or even a Bundesliga club come calling. The opportunity to have Omeruo play first team football in a top flight league may be hard to pass up. The issue with a top flight club versus Middlesbrough is that he is guaranteed to start at Boro but not so in the top flight. The recent loans of Victor Moses and Wallace are evidence enough that not all loans are good fits so Chelsea may take the safe route and send the promising Nigerian back up north to Boro.
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