OFFICIAL: UCL Winner With Chelsea Joins Barcelona On Three-Year Deal

OFFICIAL: UCL Winner With Chelsea Joins Barcelona On Three-Year Deal

Former Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has joined Barcelona from Girona on a three-year deal.

The LaLiga champions announced Romeu’s signing in a statement on Wednesday.

“Barcelona and Girona FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Oriol Romeu,” the club stated.

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“The player will sign a contract with the Club for the next three seasons, until 30 June 2026, and his buy out clause is set at 400 million euros.”

It is a returns to Barcelona for Romeu for a second time after he arrived at La Masia in 2004 to form part of the Catalan club’s youth set up.

The midfielder from Ulldecona in Catalonia moved through the categories to form part of the Barça Atlétic squad under then coach Luis Enrique, gaining experience playing in the Second Divisionof Spanish Football.

Romeu made his first team debut in the 2010/11, playing twice that season under Pep Guardiola.

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At the end of the 2010/11 season Romeu joined Chelsea and in his first season he claimed the Champions League title with the Premier League side before gaining experience via loan spells with Valencia and Stuttgart.

Oriol Romeu at Chelsea

The midfielder returned to England to sign for Southampton and made 256 appearances over seven seasons.

In September 2022, he returned to La Liga to join Girona and helped the Catalan club to a comfortable 10th place in the table on their return to the Spanish top flight.

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  • ROMEO could be a vital defensive link up in the middle pack with the touch of Arturo Vidal Animosity! Barca has always craved for the presence of defensive marshall who could be very physical and also a ball playing type. Because of Barca reputation up front which has formed their tiki taka culture, they’re always subject to attacking trait from opposition teams.

  • This was the main reason Barca signed Arturo Vidal back in the days to replace Bussi in the role. Bussi is good but there are more aggressive touches Barca invision in the role. That’s why Bussi can comfortably pull down a player and get penalized with yellow card as though it’s part of the game.

    For Barca, that role requires more than what we see from Frankie. Frankie is is perfect up front but can not ideally marshal out what that role requires

  • Honestly I love Frankie! But as a Coach, I wouldn’t vote him for that role. I would vote Romeo 100%.

    I would rather vote Frankie as a guaranteed starter up front ahead of Gundigan. Gundigan wasn’t outstanding in my champions league analysis as the player gave out many balls while under pressure…..I fancy him to be more of Turan kind of player…slow and probably….