Oriol Romeu Feed
Romeu wins second Catalonia cap
Midfielder plays in 6-0 drubbing of Jamaica.
Video: Romeu on late defeat
Oriol Romeu reacts to the Palace defeat.
Romeu: We weren’t clever enough
Reaction to the late defeat at St Mary's.
Romeu shortlisted for Goal of the Month
Midfielder's strike up for Premier League award.
Video: Romeu on his stunning second
Oriol Romeu reacts to his sublime finish which sealed the three points.
Video: Romeu on City draw
Romeu has his say on Saints' draw at Manchester City.
Video: Romeu reflects on Wolves defeat
Midfielder encouraged by Saints' performance.
Romeu encouraged by performance despite defeat
Midfielder feels result doesn’t reflect Saints’ display.
Video: Romeu delivers honest assessment
Midfielder reacts to defeat at Liverpool.
Romeu: A wake-up call
Midfielder delivers honest assessment of Liverpool defeat.
Tactical Watch: Saints must fight fire with fire
Sam Tighe previews a physical battle at St Mary's.
On This Day: Romeu's volley stuns Baggies
The midfielder struck a spectacular goal at St Mary's 12 months ago.
Video: Romeu reflects on Wolves defeat
Watch the midfielder's post-match interview.
Romeu: We need solutions
Midfielder honest in his assessment of Wolves defeat.
SAINTS: Romeu stars in West Ham programme
Feature interview packed with spectacular photography.
Video: Ori's at the wheel!
Midfielder opens up about his many hobbies away from football.
Six years of Oriol Romeu!
It was on this day in 2015 that Saints signed the midfield warrior.
Video: Romeu happy to welcome fans back
The midfielder reflects on Southampton's latest pre-season win.
Romeu encouraged by “solid performance”
Midfielder reflects on latest pre-season victory
Video: Romeu picks his Teammates XI
The midfielder opens up about some household names.
Video: Romeu on West Ham defeat
Watch as Oriol Romeu speaks on the defeat at West Ham.
Oriol Romeu Saints HistoryLast updated 16 Aug 2022
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Oriol Romeu BiographyLast updated 05 Aug 2022
Former clubs: FC Barcelona, FC Barcelona B, Chelsea, Valencia CF, VfB Stuttgart
Oriol Romeu Vidal was born in Ulldecona, a town in the South of Catalonia on 25th September 1991.
He began his youth career with RCD Espanyol at the age of ten, spending three seasons with the club before moving to their rivals - Spanish giants FC Barcelona.
A tall, commanding defensive midfielder, Romeu made a real impression in the Barcelona youth set-up and subsequently earned a call-up to the Spanish Under-17s side in 2007.
He made five appearances in total at Under-17 level, winning the U17 UEFA European Championship in 2008. Ahead of the 2008/09 campaign, Romeu joined Barcelona’s B team, who had just won promotion to the Segunda Division B (the third tier of Spanish football).
Under Luis Enrique, now the manager of the Barcelona first-team, Romeu made five appearances as Barcelona B finished fifth in the table.
The following year, Romeu became a regular for Barcelona’s reserve side, making 22 appearances and helping Enrique’s men win promotion to the second tier of Spanish football thanks to a second-placed finish.
Romeu’s international progress continued, winning a place in the Team of the Tournament at the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship as Spain finished runners-up in France.
His 2010/11 campaign began in the best way possible - a debut for the first-team. Romeu started for Pep Guardiola’s side in their Spanish Super Cup first-leg defeat to Sevilla.
Romeu missed out on a place in the team for the second leg, which Barcelona won 4-0 to lift the trophy, but the seeds had been sewn for the then 18 year-old.
Back with the B team, Romeu made 18 league appearances, scoring his first club goal as they finished third in the second division.
Guardiola, who had already seen his side crowned La Liga champions, rewarded Romeu for his form in the reserve side with his league debut in their penultimate game of the 2010/11 season against Deportivo La Coruna at Camp Nou.
Switching Barca for the Bridge
His breakthrough at Barca prompted Chelsea to show a keen interest in the midfielder, and while on international duty at the 2011 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, he signed a four-year contract with the London-based outfit.
Romeu made his official debut for Chelsea on 10th September 2011, coming on as a substitute in their 2-1 win away at Sunderland, before making his first start in a penalty shootout win against Fulham in the Capital One Cup.
The midfielder made 24 appearances in all competitions, including three in the group stages of the Champions League as Chelsea won the competition courtesy of a penalty shootout win against Bayern Munich, for which he was an unused substitute.
He also appeared twice as a substitute in the FA Cup as Chelsea lifted the trophy thanks to a 2-1 win against Liverpool in the final at Wembley.
Following his successful first season with Chelsea, Romeu was named in Spain’s squad for the 2012 London Olympics, but could not prevent Spain from finishing bottom of their group.
Back at the Bridge, Romeu scored his first goal for the Blues in early September the following season, slotting home a penalty in a 6-0 win against Wolves.
A serious knee injury in December curtailed Romeu’s hopes of featuring on a regular basis during the second half of the season, with Chelsea ending the campaign as Europa League winners.
Away from England
Following his return to fitness, Romeu headed back to Spain as he joined Valencia CF on a season-long loan for the 2013/14 campaign. Romeu played 18 times in total for the Spanish side, who finished eighth in La Liga.
After signing a new contract with Chelsea to keep him at the club until 2017, Romeu headed to Germany for a loan spell with VfB Stuttgart last season.
The Spaniard featured 27 times in the Bundesliga, helping the German side avoid relegation by a single point.
Back to the Premier League
Romeu joined Saints in the summer of 2015 on a three-year contract from Chelsea.
The Spaniard competed with the likes of Victor Wanyama and Jordy Clasie for a starting spot, contributing two goals over the course of the season – against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup and Aston Villa in the Premier League.
Romeu only missed one Premier League game for Claude Puel’s side during the 2016/17 season; he signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal in January 2017.
During the 2018/19 season he continued to prove a vital asset to the Saints midfield, playing 29 times in all competitions and scoring in the 2-0 league win over Fulham in February 2019.
The 2019/20 season saw Romeu make 35 appearances, 10 of those from the bench, as he battled with James Ward-Prowse and then Captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. With the news of Hojbjerg's imminent departure, Romeu was selected to end the 2019/20 season alongside now Captain James Ward-Prowse.