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Oriol Romeu is tempted to exit Southampton after being offered a three-year deal at Girona

Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu is keen to join Girona after being offered a three-year contract by the LaLiga newcomers… but the two sides have yet to agree a fee for the ex-Barcelona and Chelsea man

  • Oriol Romeu is tempted to leave Southampton and take up an offer from Girona
  • The LaLiga club has offered the former Barcelona midfielder a three-year deal
  • But the two top flight sides have yet to agree a fee for the 30-year-old Spaniard
  • Romeu has only started once in the Premier League for Saints so far this season

Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu is keen to take up an offer from Girona in Spain.

The 30-year-old has been offered a three year contract but Girona have still to agree a fee with Saints.

An exit from St Mary’s this summer would call an end to Romeu’s seven-year spell at the Premier League club.

Southampton's Oriol Romeu is tempted to leave after being offered a three-year deal at Girona

Southampton’s Oriol Romeu is tempted to leave after being offered a three-year deal at Girona

The former Chelsea, Barcelona and Valencia defensive midfielder is now one of Southampton’s longest-serving players, racking up 255 appearances for the club since 2015.

But LaLiga newcomers Girona, who were promoted to the Spanish first division via the play-offs last season, are keen to lure the 30-year-old veteran in a bid to bolster their squad with top flight experience.

He would be the Spanish club’s third permanent signing of the window, following ex-Real Madrid left-back Miguel Gutierrez and former Espanyol centre-half David Lopez. 

The two top flight clubs have yet to agree a fee for the 30-year-old defensive midfielder

The two top flight clubs have yet to agree a fee for the 30-year-old defensive midfielder 

Ralph Hasenhuttl dropped Romeu in favour of Romeo Lavia in Saints last two league matches

Ralph Hasenhuttl dropped Romeu in favour of Romeo Lavia in Saints last two league matches

Romeu started Southampton’s first match of the campaign against Tottenham but has since been dropped by Ralph Hasenhuttl, taking up a spot on the bench against Leeds and Leicester.

The Spaniard has been sidelined in favour of 18-year-old Belgian Romeo Lavia, who signed from Manchester City for £14m earlier this summer.

Romeu anchored Saints’ midfield on Tuesday as Hasenhuttl’s side beat Cambridge United 3-0 in the second round of the EFL Cup.


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