Euro Football Rumours

Barcelona linked with Southampton defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu

Southampton defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu has emerged as a surprise target for Barcelona ahead of the summer transfer window.

Barcelona are linked with Southampton defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu, according to the football transfer rumours in Spanish Media.

Oriol Romeu has joined Southampton from Chelsea for a fee in the region of 7 million euros in August 2015. The 25 year-old has a valid contract with Southampton until the June 2021.

Since his arrival from Chelsea, Oriol Romeu has scored two goals and provided one assist in 71 games for Southampton. The Spain international has not score or provide an assist in 36 games in all competition this season.

Oriol Romeu has also represented Spain at Under-17, Under-19, Under-20, Under-21 and Under-23 level, winning 41 caps across all age groups and scoring two goals.

Oriol Romeu has been target of Barcelona as the team look to bolster their midfield and defensive options for the next season.

How strong that interest is and whether Barcelona will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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