Just a quick one to add to today’s earlier post – Thomas Vermaelen has confirmed that he will undergo a medical tomorrow with the intention of finalising a deal with Arsenal. According to Sky Sports the fee will be around d £10million – which I think is great value in the current inflated transfer market – and the Belgian from Ajax will sign a 4-year deal.
Vermaelen had this to say about the situation:
“On Friday I will fly to London to undergo a medical. Then I hope to sign. I feel so proud. Arsenal is a fantastic club, and as a child I watched them play. This will be a big change in my life, next year I will suddenly be facing the best strikers in the world. This does not scare me, I will give everything my body has. This is one of the best days of my life.”
I’ll speak more about this tomorrow but the short story is that we’re just about to sign the type of player that we’ve been crying out for in the last two seasons. It’s an excellent step forward at an early stage in the pre-season and I think it bodes very well for the shape of squad going into 2009/10.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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