A deal between Barcelona and Oriol Romeu has progressed. The 31-year-old has given his blessing for a transfer to be finalized during the current window. However, it will be difficult for the current La Liga champions to reach an arrangement with Girona. Oriol Romeu, having returned to his native Spain last summer, has quickly become one of the league’s hardest-working midfielders.
Oriol Romeu wants Barcelona back
After seven years at Southampton, the veteran midfielder decided to leave for Girona. It didn’t take long for him to become a mainstay with the White and Reds. The 31-year-old has appeared in 34 games for Girona, contributing to the team with two goals. However, growing interest in Romeu’s services means that his time at the Catalan club will likely come to an end after just one season.
And during this transfer window, Barcelona will attempt to re-sign the player. The Spanishman was educated at Barcelona’s illustrious La Masia Academy for the better part of his formative years. He only played twice for Barcelona before leaving for an unknown future in England. Several years after his first stint ended, the Catalan giants have re-applied for Romeu’s services.
The Blaugrana have a number of desired midfielders on their transfer wishlist. However, most of the potential players are priced out of Barcelona’s meager transfer budget at the moment. As a result, Romeu’s name has surfaced as Barcelona’s top choice to strengthen their midfield this summer. The current La Liga winners have already reached out to Romeu’s group. The 31-year-old wants to return to Barcelona and there should be no trouble doing so on personal terms.
That’s why he’s okay with Barcelona approaching him about a transfer this summer. Barcelona will have a tough time convincing Girona to release the veteran midfielder. The White and Reds are displeased with Barcelona’s summertime tactics to steal Romeu away from them. As a result, they could complicate things for the current La Liga winners.