Metro have Chelsea fans looking up indifferently here in the Football Transfer Tavern after the publication claimed that Oriol Romeu could well be willing to leave the club.
As one of our punters notes, the Spanish midfielder might have spent a few successful seasons away from the club on loan, last term at Valencia and this time around at German side Stuttgart, but he has failed to really imprint his authority on the Chelsea side.
Romeu wants assurances from Jose Mourinho that he will feature in the Blues’ first team next season and if these aren’t received, he would be willing to prolong his stay at Stuttgart.
We simply cannot see him managing to do so with the sheer amount of talent they have in the middle of the park these days.
As one of our punters notes over a pint, the Blues and Mourinho are still being linked with Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira and that is something that would see Romeu pushed even further down the pecking order.
We think he would be wise to accept a permanent move away from Stamford Bridge for the sake of his career. After all, the former Barcelona man is still only 23-years-old!
Chelsea fans. Would you be sad to see Oriol Romeu depart or did you actually forget that he was actually still on your books? Let us know your thoughts below.