Chelsea defender Omeruo excited about Middlesbrough move

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo is delighted with his loan switch to Middlesbrough. Last season, he played 36 games on loan at Dutch top-flight side ADO Den Haag.

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo is delighted with his loan switch to Middlesbrough.

Last season, he played 36 games on loan at Dutch top-flight side ADO Den Haag.

"With the World Cup in June, it is important to have the chance of playing regularly," Omeruo told BBC Sport.

"Hopefully I can help Middlesbrough fight for promotion - nothing is impossible in football.

"Training with the first-team at Chelsea is just not good enough for my progress and development.

"More significantly, I was highly recommended [to Karanka] by Jose Mourinho and that feels good.

"They [Karanka and Mourinho] speak to each other on a daily basis so I believe I'll be in good hands.

"Apart from playing regularly and helping the team, this provides me with an opportunity to be sharp for the World Cup."

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