Thomas Vermaelen is currently trying to find a good, rented apartment for himself and his better half, Polly Parsons, in Barcelona.
Vermaelen has recently made his way to Spain after being bought by Barcelona FC. Manchester United was interested in his services as well, but, at the end, the deal was sealed by Barcelona as they paid a transfer fee of about 15 million Pounds to Arsenal.
Yesterday, Interacting to the Spanish press for the first time since becoming a Barca player, Vermaelen said, “Moving to Barca wasn’t a tough call. I don’t think there is any player around who would have let such an opportunity go.”
Vermaelen might have come to Barca thinking that he would get starting opportunities at the club straightaway, but, the Spanish media doesn’t think that it’s going to be the case.
A couple of days ago, one of the leading dailies in Spain selected the XI players who would ideally be starting for Barcelona in the first few weeks of the season and Vermaelen’s name wasn’t there in that.
According to that daily which is named Mundo Deportivo, it is Gerard Pique who is most likely to pair with Jeremy Mathieu in the heart of defence for Barcelona.
Vermaelen didn’t play that much of football last season either at club or international level. He featured only about 14 times for the Gunners in the league, while, he was in the starting XI of his national team Belgium in just one match in 2014 FIFA World Cup.
In total, Vermaelen played 150 matches for Arsenal in his 5-year stint there.
Meanwhile, there have been reports that La Blaugrana are not done with their shopping of players just yet as they are looking to get a couple more in the squad, one of which is rumoured to be the Colombia international Juan Cuadrado.