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Thomas Vermaelen

30-Year-Old Defender     Barcelona  La Liga


Birthdate:  November 14, 1985    Birthplace:  Kapellen, Belgium    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  165 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a five-year contract with FC Barcelona in August 2014 after transferring from Arsenal.

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November 27, 2014    Thomas Vermaelen News

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Vermaelen has elected to have surgery on his injured hamstring, and he will miss the rest of the season, Marca reports.

Vermaelen has yet to feature for Barcelona after transferring from Arsenal this past summer, and it's clear that his hamstring issue is far more serious than initially believed.

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November 23, 2014

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Vermaelen continues to suffer from a right hamstring injury and he has no timeline for a return.

Barcelona bought Vermaelen from Arsenal this summer, but he has yet to feature for the club because of the hamstring issue that has been an issue since before the transfer.

October 3, 2014

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Vermaelen continues to train individually as he recovers from an going hamstring injury, the club's official website reports.

Vermaelen has yet to make his club debut after moving from Arsenal this summer, and while there was talk that he could have returned as early as Saturday against Rayo Vallecano, he'll now have to wait until after the international break to potentially return.

September 14, 2014

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Vermaelen (hamstring) was not in the 18-man squad for Barcelona's 2-0 victory over Athletic Club on Saturday.

Manager Luis Enrique said earlier in the week that Vermaelen was fit again, but it appears he'll have to wait a little longer before making his Barcelona debut.

September 12, 2014

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Vermaelen (hamstring) is fit again and he could feature in Barcelona's La Liga match against Athletic Club on Saturday, ESPN FC reports.

Vermaelen has not played for Barcelona since his move this summer from Arsenal, but he's expected to play alongside Gerard Pique in the center of the defense when he's fully fit.

August 22, 2014

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Vermaelen trained for the first time Friday since joining Barcelona, although it was a limited practice away from the main group as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury.

Vermaelen will miss Barcelona's La Liga opener against Elche on Sunday, although he is expected to return sometime in the coming weeks.

August 9, 2014

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Arsenal announced Saturday that they have agreed to a transfer fee for Vermaelen from FC Barcelona.

Vermaelen has captained Arsenal the last two seasons, although he did not have a regular role in the starting XI, making him available with only one year left on his contract. Manchester United were heavily linked to him as well, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he did not want to sell the Belgian defender to another Premier League club.

August 7, 2014

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that he has received a bid for Vermaelen (hamstring) from Manchester United, ESPN FC reports.

Wenger added that he would prefer to sell Vermaelen to a non-Premier League club, and while FC Barcelona have been linked to the Belgian defender, no official bid has been received. Vermaelen is out of contract after this season, so Arsenal are clearly trying to get some value for him now before he can walk away for free.