ROMEU STARTS LOAN IN SPAIN

Posted on: Fri 12 Jul 2013

Oriol Romeu has today (Friday) joined Valencia on a season-long loan.

The midfielder has appeared 33 times, scoring once, for the Blues. He is a Spanish Under-21 international and also played at last summer's Olympic Games.

Romeu, 21, made nine appearances for Chelsea last season, but missed the second half of the campaign due to injury.

In his first season, following his switch from Barcelona in the summer of 2011, Romeu had appeared more regularly, earning a run of 12 consecutive matches over the Christmas and New Year period.

Valencia finished fifth in La Liga last season and will play in the Europa League in the campaign ahead.

We wish Oriol well in his homeland, and you will be able to keep up with his progress here on the official Chelsea website.