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Oriol Romeu joins Stuttgart: Chelsea midfielder joins German side on season-long loan despite signing new contract

22-year-old defensive midfielder spent last season on loan with Valencia and agreed a new three-year contract extension last month

Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu has joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the Premier League club have announced.

The 22-year-old will spend the 2014/15 season in the Bundesliga after playing in Spain last term for Valencia.

A statement on chelseafc.com read: "Oriol Romeu has today (Monday) joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan.

"The midfielder, 22, who recently signed a three-year contract at Stamford Bridge, heads to the German top flight.


"The Spaniard moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2011 from Barcelona, and has so far made 33 Chelsea appearances. He spent last season on loan at Valencia."

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