Chelsea of England defender, Kenneth Omeruo is close to a three million pound move to fellow-Super Eagles star, Carl Onuoha Ikeme’s English lower division club, Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he is expected to undergo a medical this week.
A report by owngoalnigeria.com reveals that a bid of £3m with add-ons was lodged by Wolves for Omeruo’s service and Chelsea accepted the fee for his transfer as he has no spot in Antonio Conte’s squad for next season campaign.
Consequently, Omeruo will leave Chelsea without a first team appearance to his name, as the Nigeria international has only made two appearances for the team in unofficial games both for the U23s of the Premier League champions.
He turned down offers from team outside England, particularly from Greek and Turkish team, same country where he has spent the last two seasons on loan to Kasimpasa and Alanyaspor.
His willingness to remain in England helped Wolves snatch the 23 year old who has won the Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria, and also played at the 2014 World Cup.
The report emerged just a day after Omeruo captained a Chelsea XI that were held to a 1-1 draw by League Two club Crawley Town on Saturday evening.
It is thought the Super Eagles star was handed the captain’s armband because he was the most experienced player in the young squad on parade at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.
Chelsea set up a 3-4-3 formation from the start of the game, with Omeruo partnering Hector and Ampadu in defense, while the highly-rated England youth-teamer Ike Ugbo led their charge for goals.
Omeruo and Ugbo were withdrawn in the 71st minute of the contest, but Chelsea took the lead in the 75th minute through Charlie Brown, only for defender Joe McNerney to equalize for the hosts in the closing minutes.