Oriol Romeu Could Be The Replacement For Hojberg
Thursday, 4th Jun 2020 09:12
Saints are said to be in contract talks with Oriol Romeu who is the man who has missed out to Pierre Emile Hojbjerg in the past year.
Oriol Romeu looked to be set to leave St Mary's after finding himself a little in the shade with Pierre Emile Hojbjerg coming to the fore, the Spaniard joined Saints in the summer of 2015 and up to this season has been a regular starter, but Ralph Hasenhuttl seemed to prefer Hojbjerg as the defensive midfielder and suddenly chances were limited for the 28 year old.
With his contract due to expire in 2021 it looked like Saints would cash in on the player now rather than see him leave for free next summer.
But the sudden Spurs interest in Hojbjerg if it is genuine would see Hojbjerg leave the club and a need to fill a gap, with the current covid 19 issues and transfer fees and wages set to drop as finacial austerity hits football, meaning that perhaps Saints won't be able to get rid of some of the deadwood out on loan, it seems they might turn to a player at the club to replace Hojbjerg.
Reports are coming out that the club are opening contract talks with Romeu who turning 29 in September is at the peak of his career, chances have been limited for the ex Barcelona and Chelsea man in the starting line up this term, but he has still started 13 games with another 9 off the bench, meaning he has still featured in around 3/4 of the Premier League games played so far.
Romeu was the Saints player of the year in 2016/17, a season remembered as drab, but also in reality one of the most successful in the clubs history, Romeu played a full part in the League Cup run playing in the final at Wembley, a game in which Pierre Emile Hojbjerg was an unused substitute.
So Perhaps Saints won't need to spend the money they receive for Hojbjerg on replacing him, they can do that from within and use the money on areas that need more attention like a central defender or a right back.
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