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Barcelona Wouldn`t Let Vermaelen Leave

Barcelona Wouldn`t Let Vermaelen Leave

Whilst the summer transfer window was still open, it wouldn`t have surprised us if Thomas Vermaelen had left the club.

The Belgian international defender, now thirty-one-years-old, spent the 2016 / 2017 on loan for the Serie A side, Roma.

With his future, so we thought, in limbo, we weren`t surprised when there were reputed offers on the table from Everton, Crystal Palace, Watford and West Bromwich Albion, some would say a decent selection to pick from.

But it appears, according to the popular red-top publication in the UK, The Sun, Barcelona were not prepared to let the player go, with Vermaelen quoted as having remarked to the news source Derniere Heurte,

'The club told me I couldn't leave, I had to stay despite the future of various clubs."

It seems, to us, a strange decision, but what are your feelings on the subject matter?

Please feel free to leave your opinions in our comments facility beneath this article.

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Writer:St. George
Date:Friday October 6 2017
Time: 7:55AM

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