Thomas Vermaelen may have won* seven trophies in his two seasons at Barcelona, but he’s barely played and if rumours are to be believed he’s eager to move to pastures new.
Spanish publication Sport claims the Belgian defender will not be part of Barcelona’s pre-season training camp at England’s HQ at St George’s Park. The Catalans recently splashed out on French international Samuel Umtiti from Lyon and fancy themselves well covered at the back.
The 30-year-old, who spent five years at the Emirates including some months not injured, will spend the next week assessing offers from suitors with a view to making a switch ahead of the new campaign. West Ham United and Liverpool are mentioned as possible destinations while Inter Milan are also mentioned.
Sport make no mention of Arsenal in their article but as is often the way with the internet these days it hasn’t taken long for us to be linked as well.
*casts knowing look at The Daily Star, Metro & Daily Mirror*
We’ve not got enough poos on the poo-o-meter to dignify that with a response.
*yeah, that might be stretching it a bit.