Chelsea was on the precarious edge of loaning Kenneth Omeruo to Dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem only for the former Standard Liege star to pull the plug on the deal in the wake of failing to appear for his medical despite being in the Netherlands.
According to reports gathered some rival agent, including Chika Akujobi, requested a huge sum from Omeruo’s agents and Vitesse before permitting the deal to go through, contending that they spent such a great amount of cash on him while he was undergoing trials with Standard Liege in Belgium.
In January 2012, Chelsea signed Omeruo from Liège and was immediately loaned out to Dutch Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag, and in May 2014 Nigeria World Cup-bound Omeruo agreed to a new three-year contract with the Blues. Omeruo joined Championship side Middlesbrough on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season, and made his debut for Middlesbrough in a 0–0 draw against Doncaster Rover on 1 February 2014.
However, Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo was maddened by the antics pulled by Omeruo, particularly as it included a partner club, and had threatened to scratch off his deal with Chelsea but had a change of heart.
”Kenneth Omeruo was to join Vitesse and not ADO Den Haag, but rather some agents appeared suddenly to ruin the deal,” a top source involved in negotiation with Chelsea told allnigeriasoccer.com
”Chelsea had officially agreed to terms with Vitesse, Omeruo traveled to the Netherlands from Nigeria for his medical.
”Chika asked for money they spent while he was at Standard Liege, he requested for an enormous amount and we figured out how to give him a rate of what he requested for. “”
He said: ”We were in Vitesse’s office sitting tight for Omeruo to join us for his medical, but Chika refused to show him until he is paid as he asked. The following day despite everything they refused to introduce him to Vitesse.
”Chika carried Omeruo to Vitesse’s training ground. This made Emenalo extremely angry and he said he’ll cancel his deal with Chelsea but we implored him.”
Chelsea higher-ups have pledged Omeruo will never play for the first team, subsequently, he has been loaned out to teams in the Championship and Turkey in the last couple of seasons.