Oriol Romeu during Girona-Barça (0-1)


Oriol Romeu, one of the options that Barça contemplated to relieve Busquets

Published:12/04/2023 - 01:34h

Updated:12/04/2023 - 01:34h

While the press speculated about the possible arrival of Bernardo Silva and the offers for Frenkie de Jong last summer, the FC Barcelona board of directors had the name of a youth squad on the table as a possible replacement for Sergio Busquets: Oriol Romeu

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The Girona rescued a point the Monday in the Spotify Camp Nou in front of the FC Barcelona (0-0), a party that left several high notes in the group directed by Míchel. One of the most stood out performances was the Oriol Romeu whose work in the centre of the field was recognised so much by his trainer as by the own Xavi Hernández. Curiously, the canterano was one of the names that the directive had on the table the summer happened to relieve to Sergio Busquets.

And it is that, while in the surroundings culé especulaba on the possible exit of Frenkie of Jong and the wish of Xavi to fichar to Bernardo Silva, 'Sportive World' ensures that Oriol was one of the alternative 'low cost' that the Barça contemplated the year happened to reinforce the centre of the field, also foreseeing the possible goodbye of 'Busi' this season and the need to look for a relief for the captain.

The Barça 'happened' of Oriol and the Girona took advantage of

At the end, the directive culé descartó to the canterano prioritising the arrival of players younger and with a higher index card. The Girona took advantage of for ficharle in return of 5 million pertinent euros of Chelsea and, with 31 years, the one of Ulldecoma seems to have found the regularity that had showed in his stage in the Southampton (2015-2022). This season, the mediocentro has seen action in 27 parties, adding a goal in League.

Oriol Romeu had completed his training in The Masia between 2004 and 2011, going through all the inferior categories and the filial before fichar by Chelsea in return of 4.6 'kilos'. "I went in being a boy and went out being a man", said the mediocentro on his go through the Barça in an interview with 'ACE'. In the group 'blue' never could settle and was yielded in Valencia and the Stuttgart before leaving to the Southampton in 2015.

Oriol surrendered to Busquets after the Barça-Girona

The mediocentro admitted his admiration by Sergio Busquets after the tie without goals in Camp Nou. "I have asked him to Busquets the T-shirt. It is the player that does better to the other and this for a trainer is something that likes to see. I have said him that it wanted to it, that did long that wanted his T-shirt, and has given it to me after the party. I appreciate it to him because it is one of the people that more appreciate in the world of the football", expressed the player of 31 years. With agreement until 2025, Oriol has ensured his continuity in LaLiga, at least, by a season more, thanks to the good work made by the ones of Míchel.

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