Earlier today we brought you a report from Faro de Vigo that Celta Vigo were considering a move for Southampton midfielder Oriel Romeu.
The Spanish side need a midfielder with Stanislav Lobotka off to Napoli and Romeu is a man they had identified as a potential target.
The newspaper were short on the details about a potential move, although they made it clear the La Liga side weren’t prioritising his signing just yet.
Galicia Press have now covered the story, and they provide more detail on Celta’s potential move for the Southampton man.
They report that during negotiations for Sofiane Boufal, who was on loan at Celta last season, the club also asked about Romeu.
Celta boss Óscar García is a fan of the midfielder and, according to the report, Romeu is a big fan of the manager as well.
He is ‘seduced’ by the idea of a move and, if he can’t leave this month, plans to let his contract at Southampton, which has a year and a half left on it, run down and then move on a free transfer.
Southampton know that this month represents their best opportunity to get money for the 28-year-old, so are not willing to sanction a loan deal.
They want the money from a deal to do business themselves, but that doesn’t suit Celta, who cannot afford the finances behind any agreement. Indeed, the economics are described as an ‘impediment’ at this point.
Nonetheless, Celta see Romeu as ‘the solution to their problems’ and now need to ‘start the machinery’ to make a move happen.