THOMAS VERMAELEN NEWS

Vermaelen: The worst season of my career

Vermaelen: The worst season of my career - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Barcelona’s historic treble-winning season that saw them play some of the most scintillating football the world has ever seen was an absolute nightmare for Thomas Vermaelen. “I got a medal but I don’t feel like I won a treble. I was happy for the team, but it’s not as if I contributed to winning...
Via Soccerlens
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Barcelona defender Vermaelen determined to prove himself

Thomas Vermaelen is determined to prove himself at Barcelona next season after enduring a "terrible" maiden campaign at the Nou Camp. Barca signed Vermaelen from Arsenal for £15million last summer, but the Belgian struggled to recover from a hamstring strain he suffered at the World Cup and then sustained a serious thigh injury. Vermaelen watched on in frustration as his team-mates...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavi set to start on Saturday while Thomas Vermaelen will make his Barcelona debut

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has confirmed that Xavi Hernandez will start his final La Liga game at the Camp Nou, while Thomas Vermaelen will also make his debut for La Blaugrana. However, it is still unknown whether or not the Belgian defender will start on Saturday against Deportivo de la Coruna. Xavi, meanwhile, will be in the starting eleven and is expected to lift the La...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report claims Arsenal will receive €4 million if Barcelona win Champions League

Barcelona-based publication, Sport, has claimed that Arsenal will receive around €4 million from the Catalan club because of an agreed clause in the transfer of defender Thomas Vermaelen last summer. Vermaelen, who has yet to make an appearance in a Barca kit this season due to a hamstring tear, was sold to the Spanish giants for £15 million in August of 2014.  Despite the...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomas Vermaelen could be included in Barcelona squad on Tuesday

Thomas Vermaelen could be included in Luis Enrique’s match day squad when Barcelona take on Getafe tomorrow at the Camp Nou. On Sunday, after weeks of conflicting reports, club doctors finally declared the Belgian defender fit to play and the belief is the centre-back will be included in the team on Tuesday. A statement on the club’s official website reads: “Vermaelen was...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomas Vermaelen included in Barcelona squad against Paris Saint-Germain

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has included defender Thomas Vermaelen in his match day squad for today’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Paris Saint-Germain. The 29-year-old defender was signed from Arsenal for a reported £15 million last summer, but was almost immediately sidelined with a serious hamstring injury. The club eventually decided to have Vermaelen...
Via World Soccer Talk
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomas Vermaelen could make his Barcelona debut after the international break

Thomas Vermaelen could make his Barcelona debut after the international break according to the doctor who operated on the defender. The Belgian took part in his first training session with the club on Wednesday after being sidelined for nearly four months following surgery on his damaged hamstring. Vermaelen’s match fitness is nowhere near what it needs to be, but his surgeon...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomas Vermaelen begins light training with Barcelona

Earlier today, Thomas Vermaelen took part in a light training session with the members of Barcelona’s squad who are not on international duty. Vermaelen signed from Arsenal for a reported £15 million last summer, but was almost immediately sidelined with a serious injury problem. The defender is hoping to make his Barcelona debut before the end of the season and began the process...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Defender Thomas Vermaelen nearing Barcelona debut after injury lay-off

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen hopes to make his long-awaited debut with the Catalan giants in April after a nine-month injury lay-off. The former Arsenal captain has been out of action since sustaining a hamstring tear last summer while playing for Belgium at the 2014 World Cup. Vermaelen moved to Barca last summer in a £15million deal, and the injury has kept him waiting...
Via Fox Sports
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Barca's Vermaelen undergoes successful surgery, out four months

BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona says defender Thomas Vermaelen has had surgery to treat a right leg muscle injury and is expected to be sidelined for another four months. The 29-year-old Vermaelen has yet to play for Barcelona since it paid Arsenal a reported 19 million euros (then $25.4 million) last offseason. Vermaelen arrived to Barcelona injured from the World Cup, where he played...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Barca's Vermaelen has surgery, out 4 more months

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona says defender Thomas Vermaelen has had surgery to treat a right leg muscle injury and is expected to be sidelined for another four months. The 29-year-old Vermaelen has yet to play for Barcelona since it paid Arsenal a reported 19 million euros (then $25.4 million) last offseason. Vermaelen arrived to Barcelona injured from the World Cup, where he...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen faces 5 months on sidelines

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen faces 5 months on sidelines - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Barcelona have confirmed that defender Thomas Vermaelen will need to undergo thigh surgery and will be out of action for between four and five months. The Belgium international joined Barca from Arsenal for a £15 million fee in the summer but is yet to make his debut for the Catalan...
Via Soccerlens
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen set for five months out with injury

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen is set for a five-month spell on the sidelines after the club announced he is to undergo surgery. The 29-year-old has not played since Belgium's meeting with Russia at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where he sustained an injury. Vermaelen is now set for surgery on his right semitendinosus muscle by Dr Sakari Orava next Tuesday in Finland. Orava has...
Via Fox Sports
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal plot a shock move for defender

Arsenal fans will know Thomas Vermaelen as the recently departed center-back who had taken over as captain for the Gunners after Robin Van Persie left for Old Trafford. It looks as though the Belgian’s time with Barcelona could be cut short this season, with ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Vermaelen injured again, delays Barcelona debut

BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona says Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen has had another injury and will remain sidelined. The Spanish club says Vermaelen is experiencing pain in his ''right leg muscles.'' The 29-year-old Vermaelen has yet to debut for Barcelona since it signed him to a five-year contract following a €19-million (then $25.4-million) transfer from Arsenal last summer...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vermaelen hurt again, delays debut for Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona says Belgium defender Thomas Vermaelen has had another injury and will remain sidelined. The Spanish club says Vermaelen is experiencing pain in his ''right leg muscles.'' The 29-year-old Vermaelen has yet to debut for Barcelona since it signed him to a five-year contract following a ?19-million (then $25.4-million) transfer from Arsenal last summer...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

From Holland: Arsenal plot €17m move for dutch duo

From Holland: Arsenal plot €17m move for dutch duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com This summer many expected Arsenal to buy at least one world class central defender. Having lost Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona, it was necessary for the Gunners to buy a top class replacement. Of course, Wenger had other ideas. Mertesacker and Koscielny are the first choice central defenders...
Via Soccerlens
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Vermaelen finally fit for Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona says defender Thomas Vermaelen has recovered from a right leg injury that has kept him from debuting with his new club since transferring from Arsenal. Vermaelen has been sidelined since hurting a leg muscle while playing for Belgium in the World Cup, missing Barcelona's first six matches of the season. Barcelona spent 19 million euros ($25.4 million...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona’s Thomas Vermaelen Struggles To Park At Camp Nou (Video)

Barcelona fans want Thomas Vermaelen to defend the Camp Nou. First, they had to help Vermaelen park at the Spanish club’s venerable stadium Saturday. Vermaelen was trying to drive into the players’ parking lot at the Camp Nou ahead of Barcelona’s La Liga (Spanish first division) game against Athletic Bilbao when he encountered the tightest of turns. The Belgian defender...
Via NESN.com
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal's hope of signing Manolas fades as Roma enter bidding

Arsenal's bid to sign Kostas Manolas as a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen continues to stall over personal terms. Manolas has been targeted as a replacement for Vermaelen, who left the Gunners for Barcelona earlier in the summer having fallien behind central defensive pairing Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny in the pecking order. Goal understands Arsenal held fresh...
Via Fox Sports
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Players Arsenal Should Consider to Replace Thomas Vermaelen

Former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has finally left the Gunners after making 150 appearances and scoring 15 goals. However, the writing has been on the wall for a very long time when it comes to the Belgian leaving and no-one is really surprised. Despite the loss that comes with it, Wenger has admitted that signing another center back before the end of the transfer window is...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona New Signing Thomas Vermaelen Suffers Hamstring Injury And is Out Indefinitely

Barcelona has revealed that new signing Thomas Vermaelen has been sidelined indefinitely with a right hamstring injury. The 28-year-old passed a vigorous medical on Saturday before signing a five year contract with the Camp Nou outfit. However, the club has now revealed that the Belgian international picked up an injury whilst on duty in the World Cup back in June, where he made...
Via World Soccer Talk
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Vermaelen starts Barcelona stint with injury

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona says Thomas Vermaelen has a lingering muscle injury from the World Cup that will keep him from training with his new teammates. Barcelona says Vermaelen still has a right-leg muscle injury from playing for Belgium at the World Cup. The club says the speed of his recovery will determine when he practices with the rest of the team. Vermaelen was unveiled...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Barcelona confirm new signing Vermaelen still carrying injury

Barcelona have confirmed that new £15 million ($25 million) signing Thomas Vermaelen is still carrying a hamstring injury and will have to wait before he starts training with his new team. The 28-year-old defender was presented at Camp Nou on Sunday after completing his move from Arsenal to the Catalan side and admitted he was not yet 100 percent fit after getting injured during...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Arsenal set sight on Juventus target to replace Vermaelen

Arsenal set sight on Juventus target to replace Vermaelen - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Two trophies in the last two matches. Arsenal fans can hardly complain. Now the real war is about to begin. Arsenal have finally broken their trophy drought hoodoo – can they now win the Premier League? The Gunners were fairly active in the transfer market and did some brilliant signings...
Via Soccerlens
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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