Vermaelen in a training with Barcelona


Vermaelen will play on Vissel Kobe the next year

Published:25/07/2019 - 08:07h

Updated:25/07/2019 - 08:07h

Vissel Kobe is near to close the incorporation of another former culé. Thomas Vermaelen is going to sign for two and a half years for the Japanese team and is already in Japan to close the deal and become a new Kobe player

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Thomas Vermaelen could have been an important player in the FC Barcelona, but the injuries marked his stage in the group barcelonista and did that it did not happen to be a secondary that finish being entirely prescindible. The Belgian happened his last year in the Camp Nou lesionado and could not sack as it had liked him. The past 30 June finished agreement with the Barça and since is free.

It has sounded for several clubs of Europe, but also for others of United States, China, Japan or even Qatar. His aim seemed to be follow playing in the old continent to be able to go to the next World-wide of Qatar, but at the end will finish playing much more far. Sportive world informs that the defender will be in the next new hours player of the Vissel Kobe Japanese of Andrés Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper.

The ex of the Arsenal would find already in Kobe to sign his agreement with the Japanese próximamente. The international Belgian will sign by two years and half with the Japanese team. There reencontrará with several ex mates of the Barça that probably help him to adapt to the Japanese football and to his new lifestyle the before possible. This perhaps have been key so that it accept this proposal and no others that will have received.

With 33 years for 34, Vermaelen still has several years of good football as long as the injuries begin him to respect. When it has been healthy, has played in the Barça and always has done it with tarpaulin. During a stage attained to chain more than ten parties followed with Ernesto Valverde and turned into an important footballer for the trainer barcelonista. But the injuries went back to truncate his hopes and therefore to day of today is about to to turn into player of Kobe.

It does several weeks, in the media said that the big aim of the defender was to be still in Europe. The Ajax interested by him and several informations aimed that the agreement between both parts was viable. But the Dutch probably did not offer him so much money neither so good conditions like Kobe. To his age, the Belgian will have prevailed other appearances to the purely sportive.

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This same Saturday, the Barça plays against Kobe in the Rakuten Cup. The Barcelona will confront to Iniesta, Villa, Samper and it will be necessary to see if also to Vermaelen. Still it is not official his arrival to Japan, but could be it in the next hours. If it achieves to sign before the Saturday and his trainer sees him qualified to play, probably was the debut dreamed for him, since it does only some months was celebrating the League with the Barcelona.

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