West Ham will attempt to sign 22 year old Chelsea outcast Oriol Romeu this summer…
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West Ham are interested in signing fellow London club Chelsea’s defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu, reports the Metro.
The Spaniard spent the whole of last season on loan at Valencia, but an injury hit spell at the Mestalla means that he has not done enough to convince Blues boss Jose Mourinho to have him in his first team plans next term.
The former Barcelona starlet though possesses good technical ability, and has thus attracted interest from Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, who wants to advocate a more attractive brand of football next season.
Romeu meanwhile, is believed to be preferring a stay at Valencia since the 22-year old’s potential is well appreciated by Los Che. Romeu joined Chelsea after graduating from the Barcelona academy in 2011, but suffered a spate of injuries at Stamford Bridge that have hampered his progress in the Premier League.
A return to Stamford Bridge looks unlikely for the Spanish youngster with Chelsea likely to cash in on him this summer.