Oriol Romeu’s entry at Barcelona’s most recent acquisition caused controversy amid an eventful summer at Spotify Camp Nou. According to sources, manager Xavi Hernandez does not seem to have gained faith in the defensive midfielder.
The team originally intended to extend Sergio Busquets’ contract. Thus, he wasn’t the first pick for the defensive midfield position. Busquets unexpectedly went for Inter Miami, where he reunited with Lionel Messi.
Later attempts to sign additional midfield targets like Martin Zubimendi and Joshua Kimmich encountered difficulties. Romeu must now earn Xavi’s trust and gain everyone’s attention, providing an exciting new turn in Barcelona’s summer transfer narrative.
FC Barcelona’s search for midfield reinforcements took them on a rollercoaster journey in an exciting turn of events in football transactions. They tried Oriol Romeu, a known face, but could not get the German star.
However, with Xavi considering Frenkie de Jong for the No. 6 position and players like Gundogan, Gavi, and Pedri pushing for places, Romeu’s return might mean a spot on the bench. Nevertheless, the club’s summer additions, especially Vitor Roque in January, promise a thrilling new era.
- Oriol Romeu’s ascent from Southampton to stardom continues after Girona acquired the talented midfielder for €5.5 million last summer.
- Romeu is a prolific scorer who makes his mark on the field with two goals in 34 games, helping Girona, promoted in the exciting 2021–22 season, to a commendable 10th-place finish.
- Oriol Romeu has been Girona’s secret weapon this season, inspiring supporters with his masterful display in the middle of the pitch and propelling Girona to success in a remarkable first season back in the top flight.
Romeu’s intention to join the recently crowned La Liga champions was known by Girona, who naturally wanted to keep Romeu. He mentioned this during a recent interview; “It was a difficult situation… Girona didn’t want me to leave but they understood my position. Without them, I wouldn’t be here. The season we have had has been very good. I’m sure Girona will continue to grow and personally, I’m eternally grateful,” an article from sportskeeda.com shared.