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The curious data of participation of Thomas Vermaelen

Published:19/09/2017 - 20:12h

Updated:19/09/2017 - 22:13h

This Tuesday, in the duel against the Eibar, the Barça will have an invited unexpected in his bench. Not even it is usual to see to Thomas Vermaelen between the acting, and is that in what it goes of year, the central has played more with Belgium that with his clubs

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It seemed one of the footballers with more numbers to abandon the Barça in the past summer, but the difficulties to the hour to find him exit caused that Thomas Vermaelen remained in the staff. After a lot of months, the central will be in the Barcelona bench, but his data during the 2017 are, what less, curious.

Already it does three years that the Belgian arrived to the Camp Nou pertinent of the Arsenal, but of course, his presence in the Catalan team will not happen to the history. His balance like defender culé for the moment is parked in 21 parties played, 1.333 minutes and 1 goal delivered between the campaigns 2014-15 and 2015-16.

In fact, his registers in the current course are worthy of study, since Vermaelen has played more with his selection, 255 minutes, that adding the participations between the Rome and the Barça, in which it only has reached 209. Not even if Valverde decided to take him out during a whole part would attain voltear his numbers.

Risky option 

In spite of everything, the assessments of the technical body situated to Thomas Vermaelen like fourth head office of the staff of the Barça, causing the exit of Marlon in direction to Nice. Like minimum until January, Ernesto Valverde will have of Gerard Hammered, Samuel Umtiti, Javier Mascherano and the Belgian to complete the centre of the saga, although it still has not checked that the one of Kapellen was in conditions to play.

If as it indicated Josep Maria Bartomeu there is not at all planned for the wintry market and Yerry Mina does not finish arriving, the options in the defence seem too short as for a season of maximum intensity like which avecina in the City Condal.

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