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 is an indisputable legend of the Belgium national team, putting in 58 appearances for the side since 2006. His versatility in the back four and ability to play as a centre-back or a full-back has always worked in his favour, but after a couple of disappointing seasons since leaving Arsenal, could the 31-year-old soon find his position in the Red Devils’ defence in jeopardy?
Since moving to Barcelona from North London at the end of the 2013-14 season, Vermaelen has struggled to recapture the imperious form he displayed during his tenure of 110 top flight games at the Emirates. As such, the European powerhouses sent the Belgian to Roma on loan for the 2016-17 campaign, deeming him surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp. Continue reading Is Vermaelen Still Capable of Holding Down a Spot in the National Team?
After an underwhelming loan season with AS Roma, Thomas Vermaelen is going to be heading back to Spanish side Barcelona come the end od the 2016/17 season, and no-one quite knows what the future holds for him.
On August 8 of 2016, Thomas Vermaelen decided to pen a 1 year long loan deal with AS Roma and the Italian club had the option of extending this deal further – but depending on whether or not Thomas Vermaelen performs at a consistently high level and was able to impress the head chiefs of AS Roma.
Unfortunately for the Belgian defender, instead of having an impressive season, it was more like a disappointing and mediocre season as Thomas Vermaelen missed out on 17 matches due to injuries which continue to hamper his playing career. Understandably, Roma chose not to extend the contract of Vermaelen and he is now expected to make a return to his parent club, Barcelona. Continue reading What next for Thomas Vermaelen?
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
Thomas Vermaelen was expected to take his game to a whole new level when he left Arsenal for Barcelona in the summer of 2014 for £15 million, but things have gone horribly wrong for the defender. Injuries and fitness issues have massively affected the centre-back, who is now on loan at Italian club AS Roma.
Vermaelen has been able to play just nine league games for an AS Roma side who are set to finish in the top three of Serie A this season. When the 31-year-old centre-back has featured for the Giallorossi, his performances have been less than impressive.
Roma have the option to sign the former Arsenal centre-back on a permanent contract in the summer transfer window, but it is unlikely that the Italian club will pay money for a player they do not need. As for Barcelona, given the Belgium international’s injury issues and his age, the Spanish giants may not be too inclined to have him on their books for the 2017-18 campaign. Continue reading Where can Thomas Vermaelen revive his career?
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