By Izuchukwu Okosi

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has joined Turkish champions Besiktas on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea, reports.

The Nigeria international joins the growing list of Nigerian players who have moved clubs in the last few days as the
transfer window officially opened on Friday.

Omeruo who made Nigeria U-23 Eagles provisionbal squad for the Rio Olympics was expected to report to Chelsea for pre-
season on Monday but will now join up with the Istanbul giants after an agreement was reached, according to several
Turkish media outlets.

Besiktas according to reports were looking to sign the defender on a permanent deal but have been prevented by UEFA
Financial Fair Play regulations.

The loan move will be his fourth spell away from Chelsea since he signed for the former Premier League Champions in

Besiktas, who will play in the UEFA Champions League in the 2016/2017 season, are expected to pay Omeruo €1.1 million
salary over the course of next season.

Omeruo played in 26 games and made one assist for Kasimpasa who finished sixth in the Turkish top flight last term

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner with the Super Eagles has featured for Dutch side Ado Den Haag, Middlesbrough and
Kasimpasa, all on loan from Chelsea.