Thursday, 13 June 2013

Agent tips Omeruo to break into Chelsea squad

As Jose Mourinho announced his return to Chelsea with a declaration that Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo is in his calculations for his new squad, a player’s agent has expressed optimism that the centre-back will break into the team’s first eleven.
He told Newswatch Sports in an interview that he believes that the 19 year-old player will not only break into the main team, but will shine like a star at the Stamford Bridge.
“To be honest with you, Omeruo has shown remarkable improvement in his displays even before the last Africa Cup of Nations held in South Africa. Yes, the African football summit brought him to the attention of the whole world and it is instructive to note that it has helped him a lot. His consistency in all the matches he featured is quite heartwarming.
 “Omeruo is a hard working lad that loves new challenges. He is equal to the task. He knows Chelsea are among the first rate clubs in the World and will no doubt brace up to the challenges,” he noted.
According to him, the young central defender has 95 per cent chances of joining the club subsequently with Mourinho’s approval.
“With that seal by the coach, there is certainty that the player will finally return to the former UEFA Champions next season. The coach said he would work with him because he watched him during the last Cup of Nations. It’s a big challenge as a lot is expected from the player,” said the agent.
He further disclosed that Mourinho admitted he saw how the Nigerian played against Didier Drogba during the AFCON and liked his output and composure.
“There is no doubt that Omeruo impressed Mourinho to have received such positive comments. He may not go back to ADO Den Haag in the new season.”
It was learnt that  Chelsea are prepared to apply for special talent case, so as to ensure that the 19-year-old defender gets work permit in England as was case during when John Mikel Obi was ferried into the team from Oslo in Norway.
The young Nigerian defender has represented Nigeria at U-17 and U-20 levels and currently with the Super Eagles as they head to Brazil for the Confederations Cup.
Omeruo told Newswatch Sports recently that it is a huge step in his career.
“I will grab it with both hands. To play for a big club like Chelsea remains a fulfilled dream and I will continue to work hard, “he   said.
According to him, his stay in ADO DEN Haag where he sufficiently gained playing time and his national team exposure have prepared him adequately as he returns to England where he will confidently fight for a shirt in Chelsea’s main team. “I believe in the spirit of competition.”

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