Canales backs Romeu loan move

Sergio Canales has claimed Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu is

open to the prospect of joining Valencia on a season-long loan.

Reports have claimed that Chelsea are willing to let Romeu head

out on loan and he has been linked with a move to Celta Vigo.

However, Valencia have emerged as the leading candidates to sign

the 21-year-old, according to reports in Spain, and a deal could be

concluded next week.

Valencia midfielder Canales, who is a former team-mate of Romeu

at youth level for Spain, believes a move to the Mestalla would be

good for the ex-Barcelona youngster.

“I have spoken with Oriol and I say sincerely that he is very

taken by the option of Valencia,” Canales told Superdeporte.

“This squad is perfect for a player to progress.”

Romeu joined Chelsea two years ago from Barcelona, but he has

been restricted to just 33 appearances during his time at Stamford

Bridge.

He was linked with a loan move to Bolton Wanderers 12 months ago

and he missed the second half of last season after undergoing a

knee operation in December.