Thomas Vermaelen is willing to make a move to Old Trafford this summer. He’s been approached by the Red Devils and both the parties are believed to have reached an agreement on wages. Now, it’s all up to Arsenal. If they have a deal with the Red Devils on transfer fee, Vermaelen, in all likelihood, would be seen representing Manchester United in the Premier League next season.
According to the reports, Vermaelen has had a chat with the Arsenal management and he has made them aware of his desire to move to United. He has even requested them to reach an agreement with the Red Devils and let him go there.
Vermaelen has been a part of the Arsenal squad for some time now. He was actually a regular in their starting XI at one point of time, but, he fell down the pecking order last season. Arsene Wenger, the Gunners boss, preferred a couple of youngsters ahead of him in the back line.
Arsenal’s approach in the transfer market in the last couple of years suggests that they would not try to stop Vermaelen if United comes with a good deal. The Gunners have not hesitated in selling high class players for big money recently and with Vermaelen’s contract not too far away from getting expired, the chances are very high that they would let the Belgian leave.
However, one thing that needs to be noted is that Arsenal shares a very intense rivalry with Manchester United in the Premier League and there have not been too many occasions in the past when a player from either of these two clubs has made a move to the other. So, it would be interesting to see what happens in Vermaelen’s case.