Oriol Romeu joins Stuttgart on loan
Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu has joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the Premier League club have announced.
Romeu will spend the 2014-15 season in the Bundesliga after playing in Spain last term for Valencia, a statement on Chelsea's official website confirmed.
The 22-year-old is loaned out by the club less than three weeks after signing a new, three-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge.
He has made just 15 Premier League starts since joining the Blues from Barcelona in 2011, although he was sidelined long term by an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered at Sunderland in December 2012.
Chelsea were in Germany for a friendly at Werder Bremen on Sunday, a match which they lost 3-0.
Free to play: ESPN FC Premier League fantasy
- Sign up for our new game and challenge your friends
- Fantasy Blog: Tips for picking your first squad
- How to play the game -- fantasy rules in full
- FAQ: All your game questions answered
- Transfers: Check out the latest Premier League moves
- Fantasy HQ: Email us with your issues