Former Barcelona star Thomas Vermaelen had wedded his lover Wag Polly Parsons.

The former Arsenal defender wed the lingerie model and TV presenter. Vermaelen used to see Dutch model Aimee van Ommen while Polly was engaged to Sid Owen before meeting the player at a party organized by Robin van Persie.

The 31-year old spent five years at the Emirates before agreeing to a move to Barcelona in 2014. Injuries have plagued his career and after time at AS Roma, the player might not have much left of his career.

Nou Camp are set to make him the first player off as new coach Ernesto Velverde works on the squad. The flop was linked with Premier League side Watford FC but now he is likely to join Turkish side Besiktas.The deal is believed to be around £4.5 million compared to the sum Barca paid the Gunners for him three years back.

The player, whose family have been commuting between Barcelona, Italy and London of recent, would likely see his career wind down at Turkey. There are reports that his agent is already negotiating with the Turkish side.

Besiktas originally wanted the player on a loan deal with an option to sign him permanently – the same way the deal with Roma was structured – but the former La Liga champs want him off their hands as quick as possible. Besiktas are afraid they might have a liability on their hands so they wanted the Belgian to play a certain number of games first but now they would have to hope for the best.