Thomas Vermalen signed a 5 year long contract with Barcelona on August of 2014 but the Belgium defender has not managed to make a single league appearance for his new club due to a recurring hamstring injury.
A few weeks ago, Vermaelen was seen in the training grounds with the rest of his teammates of Barcelona and it was rumored that the player was going to be featured for the remaining matches of the season but the 29 year old defender still has not made a league appearance for the team of Luis Enrique.
This isn’t the first time that Vermalen has had to sit on the sidelines of a club for a significantly long period of time as this has occurred in the past when he was a player of Arsenal and was not able to play for a large amount of matches due to consistent injuries.
€15 million is the price that Barcelona had to pay in order to sign Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal and this is a very high amount of money for a player who still has not performed in a competitive match since having been signed.
Vermaelen has turned out to be one of the worst signings of Barcelona in modern times. The Spanish club is believed to be thinking about offloading the player and sell him in the approaching summer transfer window.
The Premier League side Everton is interested in signing Vermaelen but they won’t be willing to launch an offer anything close to the €15 million that Barcelona spent 8 months ago. Even if Barcelona does sell Vermaelen, they will not recover the money that was lost in this transfer but Luis Enrique could however wait until the Belgium defender gets fully recovered and give him a chance to prove his worth as the player is eager in returning to the playing grounds.