Middlesbrough have completed a loan deal to bring Nigeria Defender Kenneth Omeruo to the Riverside for a second spell.

The 20 year old defender, who featured for Nigeria in the Brazil 2014 World Cup, announced on his Instagram page that a deal was in place weeks ago and now Boro have confirmed the move. Omeruo joined The Riverside club on loan in January and impressed in his 14 league starts in Aitor Karanka’s side.

It is the third time that the Nigerian has been loaned out by Chelsea; he spent the 12/13 season on loan at Den Haag, making 36 appearances and scoring twice, before joining Boro midway through last season. Omeruo played in all four of Nigeria’s group games at The 2014 World cup and has so far attained 17 caps for his national side. Given his international experience and his age it is clear that the player is one of good pedigree and someone who shall certainly add to the strength of Boro’s squad as Karanka prepares to challenge for promotion in his first full season in charge.

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The former Real Madrid assistant has already brought in Adam Clayton and Omeruo in addition to Tomas Mejias, Kike and Emilio Nsue who both join from Spanish football.


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