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Oriol Romeu’s agent: 'Will Romeu return to the Camp Nou? His dream before leaving was to be an FC Barcelona player and that still stands, but we cannot ignore the opportunity Chelsea have provided'

Oriol Romeu’s agent: 'Will Romeu return to the Camp Nou? His dream before leaving was to be an FC Barcelona player and that still stands, but we cannot ignore the opportunity Chelsea have provided'

Oriol Romeu’s agent: 'Oriol has made a name for himself in the Premier League and is playing regularly. We're committed to the club and we cannot leave them hanging. We'll have to see if it's appropriate for the club and the player. We need to know if he'll keep developing at Chelsea and playing. Maybe it will be more convenient to stay for another year and then return in 2013'

The media are insistingly reporting that Barça expect Seydou Keita to leave at the end of the season and, in order to fill the void, will re-sign Oriol Romeu less than a year after allowing the midfielder to join Chelsea.

The La Masia graduate moved to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth €5 million but it was reported at the time that the Catalans retained the right to buy back the player for €10m at the end of the season, or for €15m in the summer of 2013.

- Well, it's part of life I suppose. The power of La Masia is such that it is virtually impossible to promote every single youngster to Guardiola's first team.

To be honest, we are witnessing a golden era where the quality of our youth teams is second-to-none in world football, and it's only natural other clubs come fishing for new, young, promising players who have been submerged into the Barça philosophy from a young age.

In Romeu's case, selling him off to the Premiership was not a necessity, but it meant the player had a chance to explore football at a higher level - With Mascherano, Keita and Busquets under Guardiola, he would have had no chance back home this season.

Looking at next summer though, selling Keita for around 18MILLeu, getting Romeu back for 10MILLeu sounds like a good deal to me.

ORIOL ROMEU: ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW LA MASIA PRODUCES FOOTBALL STARS!!!!