Romeu keen to impress for Blues

The 19-year-old defensive midfielder this week joined the Blues on

a four-year contract and will link up with Andre Villas-Boas’ men

at the end of Spain’s Under-20 World Cup campaign in Colombia.

Barca confirmed Chelsea had paid 5million euros (£4.35m) for

Romeu, with the deal including a buy-back clause of 10m euros after

one year and 15m euros after two. Regarding the possibility of one

day returning to the Nou Camp, Romeu said: “You never know what can

happen in the future. I will always support Barca and hopefully

some day I can return there. “But, right now, what I want is to

succeed at Chelsea and be well there.” Romeu, who made his

first-team debut for Barca at the end of last season before being

deemed surplus to requirements by coach Pep Guardiola, will help

fill the void at Chelsea left by the injured Michael Essien, who is

set to be sidelined for six months. The 6ft Romeu will also provide

competition for midfield anchorman John Obi Mikel, while he can

also play at centre-half. Romeu is hoping to learn at lot at

Stamford Bridge, adding in quotes reported by the Spanish press:

“They (Chelsea) have players of enormous quality. The coach is also

of a very high level and what I want to do is continue improving as

a player there.”