News today that three Premier League clubs have been contacted by Spanish club Barcelona, to see if they are interested in taking Barcelona’s 19 year old defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu on loan.
Oriol Romeu – up and coming Barcelona defensive midfielder
The clubs contacted are said to be Newcastle United (of course), Everton and Blackburn Rovers, and the news is being broadcast by Spanish station Com Radio.
The 19-year-old – who is called by one name – either Oriol or Romeu – is currently playing regularly for the Barcelona B team, and has represented Spain at a number of youth levels, including the U-20 side with 3 appearances.
It’s hardly surprising the lad will not get a look-in in the Barcelona midfield, which is packed with world-class Spanish players.
Romeu can also play in central defense, but it’s a good question if he could get many games at Newcastle, through the end of the season.
But if this lad is good, a season-long loan deal next season, may possibly be on the cards at Newcastle.
The Ulldecona-born player turned 19 only last September, and stands just under 6′ tall.
And reports last summer suggested that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was interested in the player.
He has 45 appearances for Barcelona B and one appearance for the Barcelona first team – so far in his career.
But it’s hard to judge the player, since we’ve never seen him play.