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“It does really feel like home” - Oriol Romeu signs new Southampton contract

Romeu signed a two-and-a-half-year deal to extend his stay at Saints

Oriol Romeu signs new contract extension at Southampton Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Southampton midfielder Oriol Romeu has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract to extend his time at Saints.

The 29-year-old had entered the final year on his contract but has seen that extended until the summer of 2023.

Romeu has been in fine form in this 2020-21 Premier League campaign so far, easily filling the Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg-shaped gap left in the Southampton midfield.

In fact, he has been so good that we wrote a feature on how he is proving the naysayers wrong like us. You can read that here.

READ: How Oriol Romeu is proving me wrong as Southampton’s midfield linchpin

The Catalan is now in his sixth season at Southampton and has almost racked up 200 appearances for the club.

And it appears Romeu is continuing to enjoy his stay on the South Coast and is delighted to continue playing at St Mary’s.

“Staying here for longer is just what I wanted and I’m so happy and so pleased to get to this point,” Romeu said in an official statement released by the club. “It’s been six years now and has been a long journey, but I’m very excited and haven’t felt as good as I’m feeling right now, so I want to keep this momentum going as long as possible.

“It does really feel like home. I know everyone around now and they also know me. It’s great to commit to the club for longer and I’m very happy they also insisted on me staying. I’ve always tried to help the team the best I can and that’s paid off. The feelings right now are very good and we all feel very optimistic, and we must carry on like this.”