Friday, 5th August, 2011

Chelsea have announced the completion of their move for young Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu.

The 19-year-old arrives at Stamford Bridge from Barcelona to bolster Chelsea’s options in the middle of the park and has cost the Blues £4.35M.

However Barcelona, who continue to rate Romeu highly, have inserted a buy-back clause into the deal.

The European Champions will be able to bring Romeu back next year for €10M and the year after for €15M. After two years the clause will become void.

Romeu revealed he is sad to leave Barcelona but believes more first team chances will be forthcoming under Andre Villas-Boas at Chelsea.

"Chelsea is a great option for me", said the Spaniard.

"Leaving Barca hurts, but you have to take your chances."

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