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Done Deal: Barcelona Defender Completes Roma Loan Move

AS Roma new signing Thomas Vermaelen arrives at Fiumicino Airport before attending medical tests on August 7, 2016 in Rome, Italy.

FC Barcelona have today confirmed that Thomas Vermaelen has joined Roma on a season-long loan deal. The Belgian international arrived in Rome yesterday to put the finishing touches and undergo a medical with the club, and the move has now been made official. ?Thomas #Vermaelen had his medical at Roma this afternoon. Check out the gallery ?https://t.co/ry0q8oovAW #ASRoma pic.twitter.com/W7hMDPJGGz — AS Roma …

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Liverpool Linked With Barcelona Star As Their Recruitment Drive Continues

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 6, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Liverpool have continued their search for a centre-back by reaching out to Barcelona about their France star Jérémy Mathieu, according to reports on Sunday. The defender has played just 75 times for Barcelona in the two years he’s been at the Camp Nou. However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is on the look out for players to bolster his back line with Mamadou Sakho and …

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Barcelona Agree €30m Deal For French International

LYON, FRANCE - JANUARY 9: Samuel Umtiti of Lyon in action during the French Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL) and Troyes ESTAC at their brand new stadium, Parc Olympique Lyonnais on January 9, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Barcelona’s search for a central defender has led them to Lyon, where they have agreed a deal to sign French international Samuel Umtiti. The deal worth €30m was confirmed today by the French side’s president Jean-Michel Aulas, who told radio station RMC Sport that while they did not want to lose the 22 year old, they could not stand in …

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West Ham And Liverpool Battle For Signature Of Barcelona Star

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Manager Slaven Bilic of West Ham United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at the Boleyn Ground, May 7, 2016, London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

West Ham United are keen on bolstering their squad this summer, following a promising season last year. The Hammers now enter a new era in the Olympic Stadium, as Slaven Bilic looks to bring them on to the next level. The Londoners have been linked with several big names, and today a report in Sport Witness suggests that they are …

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Vermaelen Really Didn’t Expect Barca To Sign Him From Arsenal

Thomas Vermaelen has barely played since joining Barcelona after signing from Arsenal in the summer of 2014, mainly due to injury, but admits he was surprised that the Catalan club came knocking in the first place.  In an interview with FourFourTwo he details just how shocked he was that the La Liga champions wanted to sign him. “I was stunned, to …

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Ex-Arsenal Man Named In Baffling Worst La Liga XI Selection

Following on from news today that Liverpool loanee Divock Origi was included in the Ligue 1 worst XI of the season, ex-Arsenal man and Barcelona new boy Thomas Vermaelen has somehow been selected in La Liga’s worst XI, compiled by Spanish newspaper Marca. Although some players selected in the team have reason to be included after not showing promise while featuring …

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How The Functioning Left-Back Has Developed Over Time

It was once thought that the full-back was the least important position in football. Caught between not being an out-and-out centre back and unsure over its attacking possibilities, the full-back was marginalised and labelled as insignificant. Players with technical skill were upgraded to central midfield, those with strength and presence were edged slightly sideways to centre back, while players with …

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Manchester United Set To Strengthen With Barca Defender

Manchester United could re-sign one of Alex Ferguson’s old players, Gerard Pique. The 27-year-old could be making one of the most surprising moves in this January’s transfer window with a move back to United possible, according to the Daily Express. Pique’s game time has been limited under new Barca boss Luis Enrique. He has started just one La Liga game and …

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Ins & Outs: Arsenal Get The Job Done, Just

This has without doubt been one of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s busier transfer windows with big names coming and going throughout the summer, right up to deadline day. Here we look at the most significant ins and outs that Arsenal have had during the summer transfer window.  _____ Ins 1. Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona – £35 million) The Arsenal forward has …

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Manchester United Need Signings Urgently

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With precious little time left in the transfer window Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal really needs to get his signings over the line. The Arturo Vidal deal looks to be nearly there, Angel di Maria may be going to Paris instead of Manchester while new recruits at the back are proving elusive. Arturo Vidal could finally be on the …

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Arsenal Looking For Cover At The Back

Following the sale of club captain Thomas Vermaelen, Arsene Wenger is on the lookout for a centre back signing to bolster his squad ahead of the upcoming season. The midfield also needs strengthening but Gunners fans may be disappointed to hear that marquee names are not being considered. Arsene Wenger wants to sign Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas  for cover at the back having already …

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Daniel Agger To Arsenal?

Arsenal could be close to snapping up Daniel Agger with the Daily Express reporting that the centre back could be on his way to North London. With Arsenal losing their club captain Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona there is a void to fill and Agger would certainly add a level of competition to last season’s pairing of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny. The …

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FC Barcelona – A Team In Transition

FC Barcelona, famed for its youth academy, have splurged out a heavy sum this transfer window on what can be seen as a mix of youth coupled with experienced professionals to add craft to each segment of its current team. Liam Cairns discusses the transitional period of the Catalan club. After what can be described as a dreadful season by their …

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South American Superstar Duo Could Go To Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been handed a blank cheque to get new players in and the club have been linked with two South American stars. United fans will be ecstatic with the prospect of South American superstars Juan Cuadrado and Arturo Vidal lining out for their beloved team next season but concerns remain at the back where the …

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