The Spain youth midfielder cost Chelsea an initial £4.35m which could rise to twice that if he performs well. However he can be re-signed by Barca for the same amount (£8.7m) next summer, and three times the original fee, around £13m, a year later.
In recent seasons Barcelona have taken to inserting several buy-back clauses into deals for any young players they sell on to other clubs. Makes perfect sense from a Barcelona standpoint but why would Chelsea agree to this?
If Romeu turns into the player that AVB hopes he can becomes a Chelsea regular, then they risk losing him for £13m in two seasons. £13m for a midfield player in two seasons that is playing on a regular basis for one of the best clubs in Europe is a trivial amount of money in today’s transfer marketplace. So why would Chelsea agree to it? Makes no sense to me as there is no upside here for Chelsea.