Can We Sell Him?
The forgotten man of our midfield, Oriol Romeu, has a few hard decisions to make this summer.
Romeu, still only 22 years of age, has spent this season on loan with the Spanish side, Valencia. It would appear that Romeu has no qualms about making his loan spell a permanent deal but that the final decision over a move rests with his parent club which has got me thinking.
If I`m correct Romeu came to Stamford Bridge from Barcelona but he came with (correct me if I`m wrong) a clause that gave Barcelona first refusal if he was ever to be sold.
But, and things could get complicated here so pay attention, Barcelona have been dealt a body blow by FIFA and banned from transfers for two transfer periods.
Therefore, with the Catalan club not being allowed to participate in any transfer activity for the aforementioned period, do they still have a right to activate that buy-back clause or are we well within our rights to sell Romeu to Valencia if we so wish?