Omeruo joins Be­sik­tas this week

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Nige­ria in­ter­na­tional Ken­neth Omeruo will say his fi­nal good­byes to Pre­mier League club Chelsea this week to join Turk­ish cham­pi­ons Be­sik­tas after the Lon­don club turned down last-ditch of­fer from a Span­ish La Liga club, AfricanFoot­ball.com can ex­clu­sively re­port.

Omeruo and his rep­re­sen­ta­tives are ex­pected to jet out from Lon­don this week to fi­nalise his per­sonal terms with Be­sik­tas after both clubs agreed the switch.

“Ken­neth’s trans­fer to Be­sik­tas is vir­tu­ally com­pleted with only the Turk­ish club to agree his per­sonal terms and this will be sorted out this week when the player is there to do his med­i­cal,” a source in­formed AfricanFoot­ball.com.

“There was a late bid for him by a Span­ish club, Celta Vigo, but Chelsea didn’t con­sider it.”

Be­sik­tas scouted the high­lyrated Nige­ria stop­per after he posted five-stars dis­plays against them last sea­son while fea­tur­ing for Kasim­pasa.

Kasim­pasa won the first game 1-0 at home, while the re­verse fix­ture ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Kasim­pasa, who are based in Is­tan­bul like Be­sik­tas, could not af­ford the five mil­lion Euros Chelsea de­manded to sell the Nige­ria star out­rightly.

AfricanFoot­ball.com has al­ready scooped that Be­sik­tas will make this trans­fer a per­ma­nent one after the ini­tial sea­son-long loan.

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