Ace Admits: It Was Not Hard To Leave Barcelona For Chelsea

By on September 8, 2011

Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has conceded that parting ways with boyhood club Barcelona was not a difficult decision to make.

The 19-year old made the switch from the Catalans to West London this summer and is eyeing the vacant position left by the injured Michael Essien.

“It was not hard to leave Barca,” he told Ona FM. “I am eager to face this new opportunity.

“When this offer came in, I thought about it a little, but then I had no doubts about accepting it.

“I did not talk to [Pep] Guardiola about my future and Barcelona accepted the offer with no problem.”

Romeu admits Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas had been tracking him for sometime, even whilst he was in charge at Porto.

“I have learned that Villas-Boas was interested in me when he was still at Porto,” he said.

“He wanted a new player because of [Michael] Essien’s injury, someone who can play in that position and I guess he expects me to improve with time.”

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