Romeu thanks Chelsea boss Mourinho for granting Valencia move

Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu is grateful to manager Jose Mourinho for allowing him to move to Valencia. Romeu has signed for Los Che on-loan for the season.

Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu is grateful to manager Jose Mourinho for allowing him to move to Valencia.

Romeu has signed for Los Che on-loan for the season.

He said: “Mourinho explained to me that Essien and Lampard were ahead of me. He insisted that, after an injury, I had to play many games.

“He said it would be better for me to play for a team that can guarantee more minutes.

"I’m very grateful to Mourinho for allowing to leave for Valencia — it was where I wanted to go.

“When the transfer was completed, I went to thank him, because other teams had offered Chelsea better terms, but he understood my position.”

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