Premier League side Watford FC are reportedly interested in landing injury ravaged player Thoma Vermaelen this summer.
Arsenal used to own the player and the Belgian spent five years at the Emirates before he moved to Barcelona in 2014. Barcelona inherited a player that has barely contributed anything meaningful despite paying £15 million for the move to the Nou Camp.
Watford had an underwhelming season but they seem to be planning a resurgence after a decent 2015/16 season. They want the 31-year old centre back to join their back line despite his long history with injuries.
Barcelona thought a change in league would do Vermaelen some good. They shipped the player off to AS Roma this season on a loan deal with the option of a permanent purchase. But Roma also barely enjoyed the player, so they passed up the offer to sign him permanently. He is set to return to Barca this summer as he is under contract until 2019. Continue reading WATFORD WANT THOMAS VERMAELEN
Thomas Vermalen’s fate would depend on the new manager at the Nou Camp after Serie A side AS Roma rejected a permanent deal for him.
The Belgian was sent on a loan deal from his Spanish employers Barcelona to Roma but he failed to make his mark there.
The loan deal had an option of permanent purchase but Roma have passed on the offer so he would return to Barcelona at the end of the year.
Vermaelen featured just 11 times for Roma, starting six games. Outgoing Barcelona manager Luis Enrique signed the player from Arsenal for £15 million in the summer of 2014. He failed to make the team and injury crises disturbed his effort until he loaned out. Continue reading VERMAELEN FATE DEPENDS ON NEW BARCA COACH
Thomas Vermaelen said that he is desperate to play regularly and that he wants to win his place back in the first team.
The Roma defender stated that he has been enjoying a poor season so far where he has suffered numerous injuries, but he feels that he is getting better.
The former Arsenal player said that there is nothing worst for a footballer to find your teammates enjoying themselves on the pitch while you are watching from the stand. He stated that he is a competitive player and that he always wants to be on the pitch fighting for his team.
Indeed Thomas Vermaelen has suffered many injuries ever since he made a move to Roma and he feels that it is high time that he gets a good run in the team. Continue reading Vermaelen wants to play again
Former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen continues to struggle with a spate of injuries.
The Belgian has not been able to revive his career even after making the move to Italian outfit Roma in the summer. After Barcelona lost their patience in the defender, he was sent out on loan to the Italian club. Vermaelen was hoping to revive his career at a club where there was less pressure on him to perform. However, this has not been the case, as Vermaelen has been able to make only four starts in the league. In total, he has made eight appearances in the Italian Serie A.
Despite this poor return, Vermaelen says that he is extremely happy with life in Rome. Hence, he would like to extend his stay with the Italian club. Barcelona are unlikely to be too worried about the latest comments by the 31-year-old, as long as they receive much of the £ 15 million paid to Arsenal in the summer of 2014. Continue reading Barcelona Defender Thomas Vermaelen Reveals Desire to Stay at Roma
Thomas Vermaelen only has a few months left on his contract with the Italian outfit As.Roma as his loan deal with be reaching it’s end on August but it seems like the veteran defender is not interested in making a return to his parent club Barcelona.
The 31 year old Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen has always struggled with injuries throughout the entirety of his career as he has been injured in just about every club that he has performed in.
When was wearing the Arsenal jersey a few years ago, he sustained various injuries which kept him out of the pitch for a significantly long period of time but there was one in specific that forced him to stay on the sidelines for around 8 months.
After spending 5 years with Arsenal, Vermaelen joined Barcelona and injuries continued affected him as the Belgian player picked up a hamstring injury that left him off of the pitch for 4 months and many other physical problems have emerged which has only further increased his time on the sidelines. Continue reading Is Thomas Vermaelen not going to return to Barcelona?
Former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen is currently struggling with Roma. He has come under intense criticism from his own fans for his poor performance in recent games for the Italian side.
To be fair, the former Arsenal defender is just back from a severe injury, and it is natural that he appeared a bit rusty in his performance. Continue reading Vermaelen struggling with Roma
Belgian national team boss Roberto Martinez expects injury prone defender Thomas Vermaelen to play a key role for Roma this season.
Vermaelen’s career has been hit hard by injuries over the last five years. When he moved at Arsenal as a highly talented player from Ajax back in 2009, Vermaelen was regarded as one of the best centre backs in the world. He became so influential in the Arsenal team that he was even made is the captain of the gunners just a few years after his arrival. However, things became especially poor for the player when he suffered his first major injury in the 2010-11 campaign.
An Achilles tendon injury was blamed as the reason for the player managing only five appearances throughout the campaign. However, not many expected that this poor injury record to continue since the player had never encountered such a major problem previously in his career. It turned out to be a recurring issue with Vermaelen only managing 21 appearances in all competitions in his final season at the club. Continue reading Roberto Martinez Expects Key Contribution from Thomas Vermaelen
Thomas Vermaelen has stated that Roma needs to improve defensively and make sure that they stop conceding so many goals.
The former Arsenal player said that Roma are good when going forward, but they concede too many goals and that this can hinder their chances of winning the title.
Thomas Vermaelen is currently on loan from Barcelona and has been out of the team for the last 2 months due to injury. He said that he was happy to be back in the team after spending some time away due to injury.
He said that he feels better and he wants to help the team win games. However, he admitted that the team is currently conceding too many goals and that it is important that they find a solution to this issue. He said that the team would have to learn how to defend collectively so as to reduce the amount of goals they concede. Continue reading Roma must defend better