Nigerian Born Trabzonspor Coach Eddie Ikem Newton Wants Kenneth Omeruo Badly
Nigeria born and new Trabzonspor coach Eddie Ikem Newton has no time for mincing words and has identified Nigerian defender Kenneth Omeruo as the man to help solve the Black Sea Storm’s defensive worries.
He wants the 26-year-old Omeruo badly and is keen to sign him from Leganes and has already started the wooing process according to Sports platform Sporx.
Trabzonspor finished runners-up to Instabul Basaksehir in the just concluded Turkish Super League season, but it could have been different had they had such a leaky defence that conceded 42 goals – the most of any of the sides in the top six.
But having claimed the Turkish Cup last week, the Super Liga is the target next season, and Newton wants to build the best defence in the country to accompany his attack that already is the league’s most prolific.
In Omeruo, Newton has a solid cornerstone to build on knowing him very well from their time together at Chelsea.
Aside from his rich international experience, the 2013 African Cup of Nations-winning centre-back has Turkish league experience having spent three seasons on loan at Kasimpasa and Alanyaspor.
According to Newton this alone is priceless.
With Leganes now relegated from La Liga, Omeruo is available for sale and could be on the move soon with several clubs reportedly linked with his services.
Leganes paid €5 million to get Omeruo from Chelsea andwill surely ask Trabzonspor and other suitors to match that amount before the Nigerian is allowed to leave the Cucumber Growers.
As they say in Nigeria..." Better Soup na money kill am" so we will see what type of broth Trabzonspor will allow Newton to cook.