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Thomas Vermaelen

28-Year-Old Defender     Barcelona  La Liga


Belgium

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  9/21/2014
Birthdate:  November 14, 1985    Birthplace:  Kapellen, Belgium
Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  165 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with FC Barcelona in August 2014 after transferring from Arsenal.

September 14, 2014    Thomas Vermaelen News

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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.

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Thomas Vermaelen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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.

August 7, 2014

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Despite Barcelona lodging a 10 million bid for Vermaelen on Tuesday, Manchester United appears to be the defender's preferred destination, reports Sky Sports.

Vermaelen is entering the final year of his contract with Arsenal, and is refusing to extend his stay at the club. Both Manchester United and Barcelona continue to be rumored as possible destinations for the player if Arsenal is willing to sell.

August 4, 2014

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Vermaelen is refusing to sign a contract extension with Arsenal, reports the Daily Mail.

The defender's contract expires at the end of the current season, and both Barcelona and Manchester United have been rumored to be interested in signing him. If Arsenal fails to sign Vermaelen before the end of the current transfer window, he would be eligible to agree to a precontract with a new club overseas as early as January.

June 22, 2014

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Vermaelen picked up a knock in pregame warmups and had to be substituted off after just 31 minutes in Belgium's World Cup match against Russia on Sunday.

Jan Vertonghen came in to replace Vermaelen, who will likely undergo a scan after the match to determine the severity of the injury.