Middlesbrough boss Karanka welcomes Chelsea defender Omeruo

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has welcomed their loan deal for Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo. Omeruo joins on loan for the rest of the season.

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has welcomed their loan deal for Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo.

Omeruo joins on loan for the rest of the season.

Karanka told the Evening Gazette: "Kenneth's a defender from Chelsea. I know him, Jose told me about him and told me he's a good player to have.

"We have been working on a deal and he will be with us on Tuesday and staying for the rest of the season.

"He's a strong defender and we need to improve at the back and we need a strong defender. Kenneth is a strong player a very good player, he can play at centre-back and right-back.

"We are looking for many positions, but we need to be very smart with the players that come here because I'm very happy with my squad."

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