Former Barcelona midfielder Oriol Romeu is excited about his move to Chelsea.

The Spain U20 star's transfer was confirmed yesterday.

"Obviously, it hurts a lot to leave Barcelona. This has always been my club. However, opportunities like Chelsea only come along once. You have to make a decision and go for it," Romeu told Marca.

"Chelsea are a great option for me. Both clubs had reached an agreement, so it was up to me to make a final decision. I am looking forward to the challenge at Chelsea. Negotiations went pretty smoothly and I'm glad that the deal was closed this fast."

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