The Belgium defender of Arsenal, Thomas Vermaelen told Arsene Wenger that he wants to leave the club at the end of the current season during the season. Vermaelen has fallen out of favor for the coach who prefers placing Per Metersacker and Laurent Koscielny as the primary centre-defenders this has forced on having more time on the sidelines of the team than on the pitch.
Alex Kroes is the agent of Vermaelen and he revealed to the public the situation that his client is currently going through.
Alex Kroes told Le10 Sport: ‘Thomas has told Wenger that he wants to leave Arsenal this summer.
Kroes also went on talking about the rumors that were being spread around concerning Vermaelen and a possible move to Napoli.
‘Are the stories true? What you’ve read in the newspapers and on the internet is unfounded. Things that have been reported are not true, and I say this with full knowledge of the facts. Some outlets are beginning to speculate, but that’s all it is speculation. Now is not the time to talk.’
There still is nothing certain concerning the future of Vermaelen when he makes his way out of Arsenal but Serie A is starting to become his likely destination as Napoli and Inter Milan seem to be the clubs more interested in securing the services of the Belgium defender.
Inter Milan is closing in on Nemanja Vidic and the Italian side is interested in signing another defender from the Premier League. Patrice Evra will see his contract expiring in the summer and the Frenchman is a big target of Inter Milan but if the Italians are unable to sign him for any reason, Vermaelen is another viable option or alternative.