Nigeria international Could be Herve Renard’s first signing for Lille
On loan Chelsea forward, Kenneth Omeruo could be plying his trade with Super Eagles Captain, Vincent Enyeama in the French Championat next season as new coach of the club, Herve Renard has made him his first major target signing. Sources close to the Ligue 1 club said Renard has swung into action immediately to shore up his new team ahead of the new season by compiling his list of transfer targets.
And one of his top targets is the 21-year-old Omeruo, who has caught the eye of Renard since the AFCON 2013 when the Super Eagles brushed the Frenchman’s Zambia on their way to winning a third continental title. The Nigeria central defender still does not have a future at Stamford Bridge after going on loan to first Dutch club ADO Den Haag and most recently Middlesbrough.
“Renard has already made contacts to sign Omeruo and already Lille are in pole position to sign the player,” revealed the source close to the French club. “But it is not yet known whether this would be a permanent deal or a loan.” Omeruo’s contract at Chelsea will run out in June 2018