OFFICIAL: Vissel Kobe signs Thomas Vermaelen and ties him until 2022

Published:27/07/2019 - 14:47h

Updated:27/07/2019 - 15:14h

He was close to win himself a renewal with FC Barcelona, but his fragility forced a new adventure after his contract expired. Thomas Vermaelen is already a new member of Vissel Kobe's family, that has tied another ex azulgrana until 2022

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The market of signings of the summer 2019 has brought changes to the staff of the FC Barcelona, and some of them were 'sung'. The Catalans analysed his options before remodelling the team of face to the next season, and this included to give exit to some of his descartes. In addition to the sales that concretised in the last weeks, one of the farewells arrived with an end of agreement.

Thomas Vermaelen already is new player of the Vissel Kobe, that has tied him until 2022. The footballer of Kapellen initiates a new adventure in Japan with 33 years, after going through Ajax and Arsenal before mudarse to the Camp Nou. The defender landed in the City Condal in 2014 and lived four seasons like Barcelona, since in the course 2016-17 played yielded in the Rome.

The Belgian has recalcado in several occasions that no arrepiente to having gone through the entity barcelonista, where the injuries prevented him triumph. In the time mentioned, hardly accumulated 53 official commitments (1 goal annotated), by fault of a physical fragility of which only attain to separate with Ernesto Valverde, the technician that better performance has taken him out and that has attained to keep him far of the infirmary during more consecutive meetings.

The central, with the ideal conditions to fit in the valid champion of LaLiga, leaves with a flavour agridulce, but with a bunch of titles. His name appears in nine of the conquests certified in the last years, between which appear four Leagues, a Champions, three Glasses of Rey and a World-wide of Clubs. The best consolation for the international is that it will be able to leave with the full pockets.

Vermaelen Was presented this Saturday before the friendly between Kobe and the Barça, in an act in which it was present the maximum mandator of the Japanese entity, Hiroshi Mikitani. From now it will share changing room with some of which went his mates in Barcelona, since it will gather in the J-League with Andrés Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper.

Vermaelen Shows ilusionado after signing by the Vissel Kobe

In statements that collect the official means of the Vissel Kobe, Vermaelen specified that it did not play against the Barça because it finish to initiate his own pre-season, and signalled that it has been training with a preparador physical in the last days. Before the usual speech of the recently arrived, also admitted that the opportunity of reencontrarse with Iniesta, Villa and Samper had influenced in his decision.

"First it would like me give the graces. I am appreciated by this occasion and very ilusionado by what comes. I received a calurosa welcome here and tonnes of the support. I can not expect to begin. It is a thrilling feeling. I will exert my paper to do to this better team. I will give everything. All what do will be to help to the team. We expect that we can work all together to do to the Vissel Kobe better. Thank you", it pronounced in his presentation.

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