Mourinho Suggested Boro For Omeruo

Nigerian defender, Kenneth Omeruo is settling in to life at Teesside after completing a loan switch to Championship side, Middleborough.

Omeruo, who joined the Smoggies from English Premier League club, Chelsea, completed his first training session for Boro on Wednesday and spoke to the club’s official television station afterwards on his impressions about life at the Riverside Stadium.

The 20-year-old revealed amongst others, that he was advised to positively embrace his latest expedition by the Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho.

“Jose (Mourinho) is my boss and it will be good for me to come here and he gets to watch me. I have also met the (Boro) trainer, (Aitor Karanka). He’s a really nice guy and a good person to work with.

“Mourinho has a very good relationship with Karanka and he advised me to come here (to Boro). He said it was going to be a very good move for me,” Omeruo said.

Karanka watched Omeruo’s first training session on Wednesday and shared his thoughts afterwards with the club’s official website,

“Kenneth is a strong defender and I think we need to improve in this area. I know him. Jose Mourinho has told me about him and I think he’s going to be very good for us to add to the squad,” Karanka said.

Omeruo’s loan deal with Boro runs till the end of the 2013/14 season.

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