Barcelona sell Jeffren to Sporting CP and Romeu to Chelsea

Barcelona have sold two players today, with Jeffren Suarez joining Sporting CP, and Oriol Romeu signing for Chelsea.

Attacking winger Jeffren joins Portuguese side Sporting for a fee of €3.75m, with a further €200,000 for add-ons, and a 20% sell-on fee. The Blaugrana have again inserted a buy-back clause – as was the case with Bojan Krkic – and can re-sign Jeffren for €8m in 2012 or €12m in 2013.

The player signs a five-year contract on a €4m annual salary, with a €30m buy-out clause, and promised to bring his new team ‘work, enthusiasm and ambition’. The 23-year-old made his Barcelona debut during the 2008-09 campaign, but subsequently managed only 40 appearances across three seasons, with more than half of those coming from the bench.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have completed a deal for B team defensive midfielder Romeu for a €5m fee, in a deal that was initially agreed a couple of weeks ago. The 19-year-old is currently on international duty with Spain at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

The youngster made his senior debut for the Catalans towards the end of last season, but reportedly did not figure in Pep Guardiola’s plans. However, the team retain a buy-back option for €10m in 2012 or €15m in 2013.

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