The midfielder has failed to have a huge impact on the Chelsea side since his move from Barcelona and that quest wasn’t helped by a bad injury which kept him out for a large chunk of last season.
The Spaniard is thought to be keen on a loan move to Valencia, which could work out for all parties, as he’s currently a victim of midfield overcrowding at Chelsea, especially if the club completes a deal for Daniele De Rossi this summer.
The biggest advantage for Jose Mourinho in letting him go out on loan is that it gives him the chance to compete and get the first team football that Chelsea simply may not be able to offer him.
“I have spoken with Oriol and I say sincerely that he is very taken by the option of Valencia. The squad is perfect for a player to progress,” said Sergio Canales.
Romeu is a very ambitious and hungry young man at the age of 21-years-old which means he’ll want nothing more at the moment to play regular football as he looks to get back to his best following that knee problem.
It also removes a problem for Jose Mourinho in the respect that he’d have an unhappy player on his books heading into the new campaign, which could create problems further down the line for him.
Romeu is just like any other professional star and it’s possible that he might get a little anxious, twitchy and angry over why he’s not in the Chelsea side regularly performing in the Premier League.
The only danger for the club in letting him go on loan is having another situation similar to what’s happening with Thibaut Courtois at Atletico Madrid.
Courtois is another Chelsea player who pushed for a loan spell in Spain and he seems to beg his club to renew that loan deal each summer, with various reports suggesting that a permanent deal in the future has already been discussed.
Romeu is a very talented holding player who could become very important and very significant to Chelsea and they run the risk of him urging the club to sell him, if he has a superb spell with Valencia and doesn’t look back.
However, that level of support the club has shown him is important and should generate a sense of loyalty from the player, plus he’ll more than likely want to prove a point to the Blues once any loan deal in Spain expires.
It just reeks of common sense because Romeu can return a much better player, a healthier player and a more content player which is how he’ll get into the Chelsea team ahead of the other midfield options at the club.
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