Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has announced the Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo wants a return to the club, according to the Evening Gazette.
The 20-year old Nigerian international was a part of his nations’ World Cup squad and is believed to have told Boro’ boss Aitor Karanka he wants to stay with his side for at least one more season.
Omeruo joined Middlesbrough on loan from Chelsea in January and went on to make 14 appearances, many of which impressed Karanka.
His performances earned a World Cup call-up and despite his nations results, the defender received high praise from Nigeria manager Stephen Keshi.
It is thought that Omeruo’s work ethic and ability has attracted Karanka to the defender again and he is poised to attempt to sign him on loan.
Omeruo, recently signed a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge but is not a first-team player and is likely to be loaned out again by Jose Mourinho.
Boro’ boss Aitor Karanka told the reporters, “I hope that Ken is going to come here again because he has told me he wants to join us.
“He wants to join us, Chelsea want him to come to us, I want him and for this reason I hope it is sorted as soon as possible.”