DONE DEAL: Chelsea announce latest transfer deal
Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has joined Bundelsiga side Stuttgart on a season-long loan, the club have confirmed.
Romeu, 22, impressed last season at Valencia on a similar deal, and while the defensive midfielder signed a new three-year deal to stay at Chelsea in July, he will spend the 2014/15 season in Germany in order to continue his development.
With Jose Mourinho signing Cesc Fabregas this summer from Barcelona to bulk up his midfield, Romeu (who also arrived at the club from the Nou Camp, back in 2011), has found himself still down the pecking order at the club, and has decided to move to the Mercedes-Benz Arena for the new season.
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