Oriol Romeu, a summer signing by Barcelona, has received praise from Villarreal midfielder Ramon Terrats, who believes the Blaugrana have made the best signing possible for the pivot position.
Sunday night’s match between Barcelona and Villarreal will take place at El Madrigal, where Terrats recently lauded Romeu in an open interview with SPORT.
Before moving to Villarreal on loan in January, the 22-year-old dynamic midfielder spent the first half of the season playing with Romeu at Girona.
This summer, the trade was made permanent, and Romeu joined Barcelona.
Terrats claims that Romeu resembles Busquets.
He’s the best hire Barça could have made for this role, therefore they got it right. He has adapted beautifully, is really quick, and will provide them with a lot of balance, which is what Xavi is likely seeking, according to Terrats.
“Like Busquets, he does the grunt labour while others reap the rewards. Because Uri is standing next to De Jong, he is doing quite well.
The newcomer to Villarreal also clarified his recent talk with Romeu, saying:
“You know he’s not much of a mobile or social networker. The other day I wrote to him. He is incredibly unique, and you may learn a lot from the way he is.
Romeu has adapted nicely to life in Barcelona.
“He always says that the first thing you have to do when the opposing team is dominating the pitch is to give them some stick, and he has a book that explains it very well. He said to me, “I feel like giving you some stick. He’s a really kind man, haha.
Barcelona can handle the injuries.
Ronald Araujo and Pedri, two essential players for Barcelona, will miss the match due to injuries.
Quique Setien, the manager of Villarreal, discussed the situation earlier this week and said it was a comfort that the Catalans were without their important players.
Terrats also discussed Pedri and Araujo’s injuries, but he claimed that Barcelona would manage without them, saying:
They do have a very, very excellent roster, so even though they are really key players, others will step up in their place.
Gündogan, Oriol Romeu, who I admire the best, Gavi, and those who want to succeed will be at the back.
If they are defenders who don’t play often, we also need to apply pressure to them in order to injure them.
Due to Pedri’s injury, Giovani Lo Celso transfer whispers have started.
While the two were both on loan at Villarreal in the second half of the previous season, Terrats spent time with the Argentine and thought he could be a good acquisition for Barça.
“He’d, for sure. He strikes me as having a more attacking profile than the midfielders Barça currently have. I believe a player with a last pass may be very beneficial to them.
He is incredibly skilled, and you could already see throughout training that he has a unique quality.