On-loan Chelsea star admits wanting to leave the Blues for good


Oriol Romeu has spoken about his happiness at Valencia, with every chance he will depart Stamford Bridge permanently this summer.

Signed from Barcelona, Oriol Romeu looked set to be a real star for Chelsea.

Under Andre Villas-Boas, the Spanish midfielder was a virtual ever-present for the Blues in his early days at the club but after the Portuguese manager was sacked opportunities to play for Romeu became limited.

The 22-year-old has been on loan at Valencia this season, and with only one year left on his Stamford Bridge contract looks set to depart the Premier League club for good this summer.

Romeu, who has played 22 league games for Chelsea, has spoken out about his desire to return to his homeland permanently at the end of the season.

"I'm very happy here,” the midfielder told Marca.

"The latest we know is that Valencia are happy with me and they would like me to stay. I'm very comfortable here, but we'll have to wait until the end of the season.

"I still have a year on my contract and anything can happen. It's up to Chelsea to decide."

Romeu has been impressing for Los Che but the chance of him playing a role under Jose Mourinho in England looks unlikely.

With plenty of potential, Romeu’s tenure in England did not live up to expectations.

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