Oriol Romeu would be the perfect replacement for Sergio Busquets

Barcelona can sign Oriol Romeu from Girona by the end of this month.

The 31-year-old midfielder graduated from the La Masia academy and is expected to return to Camp Nou this summer.

Barcelona are keen to sign Romeu but the club is unwilling to pay the release clause of €8 million.

Former La Masia coach Sergio Lobera who has worked with both Romeu and Busquets has explained why the former should be the perfect replacement for club legend who departed this summer.

“I think so. He is a player with the ideal football profile and the necessary mentality to be at the level of a club like Barça. I also think that with a coach like Xavi he could grow a lot,” he said.

“Also in the football aspect, the concepts that he will work with Xavi will not be new to him, he has already acquired them from his formative years at La Masía.

“His return to Barça makes me very excited because he is a player I bet on when I was younger and he has worked hard to achieve his dream, he has worked on it in a spectacular way.”


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