Jeffrey Bruma has joined PSV on a four year contract after short negotiations between the two clubs. Bruma never really developed in to the player Chelsea had hoped, and it’s hard to believe he is still only 21. A £2.5 million pound move to PSV will allow Bruma to continue his development at a level that is more suited to his current abilities. Loans to Leicester and HSV produced mixed results, and at times Bruma displayed enough potential that Chelsea have inserted a buy-back clause to the deal. It will be interesting to see whether Bruma can improve to the point that Chelsea will exercise that buy back deal.
More surprisingly, it seems that Oriol Romeu might also be leaving England…on loan. Spanish outfit Valencia have expressed an interest in bringing the young midfielder back to Spain on loan for the season. Valencia have long admired Romeu, and they see Mourinho’s arrival as the perfect time to swoop. Romeu had a promising season in 2011-12, making 24 appearances, but injured restricted his availability last season and is it believed he would be open to the move. Much will depend on how Mourinho assesses the squad, but a move would seem to make sense for both player and club.
Valencia can offer Romeu guaranteed playing time – something Chelsea might struggle to do. Romeu has the potential to be a huge player for us, but to develop to that level he needs consistent games away from the risk of being dropped for his first bad game. That being said, Mourinho has spoken about wanting to bring through the young players to the first team. It is not unfeasible that Mourinho would give Romeu a chance to prove himself over the summer – it’s not as if options to take him on loan will dry up. Romeu has the ability to be a key player in any number of top European teams. Whether that team will be Chelsea is something we won’t know for some time yet.
Tell us, would you loan Romeu for the season, or would you rather he was given his chance at Chelsea?