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YESSENTUKI, RUSSIA - JUNE 12: Kenneth Omeruo of Nigeria poses during the official FIFA World Cup 2018 portrait session on June 12, 2018 in Yessentuki, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

 

Super Eagles and Leganes of Spain defender Kenneth Omeruo has revealed that his decision to drop down to the second division of Spanish football is personal to him, despite getting offers from top leagues this summer, AOIFootball.com reports.

 

The former Middlesbrough of England defender took a pay cut to remain in Spain and he stated that for the first time in his footballing career, Spain felt like home after always being on the move whilst on the books of London giants Chelsea.

 

“It wasn’t an easy decision to stay back and play in the second division. I asked if they were going to cut my salary to 50% and they said yes but I told them we might have a problem but then, again I thought about it and decided to stay.

 

“I have lived 2 years in Spain and this was a club that gave me an opportunity because when I was with Chelsea they always loaned me out to several clubs and I did not really have a home that time.

 

“So for me, it was only fair that I risk one season in the second division to try and come back at the first trial,” Omeruo said.

 

The 2013 AFCON bronze medalist further went on to assure fans of Leganes that the club is very much on track and will definable return to the top tier next season despite the more competitive nature of the LaLiga 2.

 

“Definitely, I wish you watch our matches, we have an amazing team; we play good football but we are unlucky most times. Also, the second division is really tough but we are focused and won’t give room for any slip-ups,” Omeruo concluded.

 

Leganes currently occupy the 4th spot on the log with 33 points from 19 games, with Omeruo featuring in 9 games this campaign having been in and out of the team because of injury.

 

 

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