Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona

Having lost his place in the Arsenal side last season, it seems odd to suggest that Thomas Vermaelen would now be a good fit for Barcelona.

But, the ball-playing Belgium would appear to be an ideal fit for the Spanish giants, who have just lost Carles Puyol to retirement and lack depth in the position.

Nobody could every deny Barca's ability going forward, but it's their ability at the back which has on occasion been called into question.

And despite his recent fall down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium, Vermaelen remains an international selection with the ability to compete at the very highest level.

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