New Stuttgart loan signing Oriol Romeu says the Bundesliga is "getting better all the time"
New Stuttgart loan signing Oriol Romeu says the Bundesliga is "getting better all the time"
Bundesliga

Romeu joins Stuttgart on loan

Stuttgart - VfB Stuttgart have bolstered their ranks for the 2014/15 campaign by bringing in Chelsea FC midfielder Oriol Romeu on a season-long loan deal.

'The Bundesliga's a great league'

The 22-year-old Spaniard, who joined up with his new teammates at the club's pre-season training camp in Mayrhofen on Sunday night, will wear the No13 shirt.

"I'm delighted we've been able to bring in a player of Oriol Romeu's international ilk," enthused Stuttgart head coach Armin Veh. "I've had my eyes on him for a while. Despite his age, he's already got experience playing in two of Europe's top leagues. I'm in no doubt that he'll be a big help here."

Romeu learned his craft in the youth ranks at FC Barcelona, before signing for Chelsea in August 2011. After winning the UEFA Europa League in 2012/13, he spent the 2013/14 campaign on loan at Valencia CF, penning a new three-year deal at his parent club earlier this summer.

"VfB really made an effort and the manner of the talks really pleased me," Romeu explained. "The Bundesliga's a great league that's getting better all the time. I'm looking forward to the challenge - being in a different country and getting to know new faces. It's great for my development."