Friday Jan 31, 2014. 16:44
Chelsea capture of Kurt Zouma could
well raise questions about the future of Nigerias Kenneth Omeruo at the
English Premier League side.
The top EPL club have handed the
highly-rated 19-year-old central defender Zouma a five and a half-year
The New John Terry, whose parents
are from Central African Republic, will complete the season on loan at Saint
Etienne before he heads to Stamford Bridge next term.
Chelsea splashed over 12.5 million Pounds
for the France U20 star, who has been tipped by France manager Didier Deschamps
to go on to captain the full international team.
The all-action defender, who made his Saint Etienne debut in 2011, starred as France won a
first-ever FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey in June.
Omeruo, on the hand, did not cost The
Blues a fortune and he has now been shipped on loan to English Championship
He is believed to have convinced
manager Jose Mourinho in training, but he has yet to make his debut for
Middlesbrough despite the high expectations that greeted his transfer.
While Zouma has been given a
long-term deal, Omeruos Chelsea contract will be up in June 2015.
However, he is expected to shore up
his stocks with his performance at the World Cup in Brazil in June, while Zouma
follows the tournament on television.