Shock as Barcelona star says he made a mistake to remain at Barcelona… He wants January move
The international break has been a period of interesting revelations as players have been speaking up while on duty with their national teams.
One of the big comments of the week has come from Thomas Vermaelen who says staying at Barcelona was a mistake.
The Belgian has struggled for game time throughout his in Barcelona and it has not been different under Ernesto Valverde.
Initially tipped to leave, Vermaelen decided to stay put after Valverde did some convincing during the summer transfer window. But with net year’s summer showpiece (World Cup) coming up, the center-back needs game time.
“In the summer I thought it would be positive to stay at Barcelona, but after seeing how my situation is here, I’ve seen that’s not the case,” he told Het Laatste Nieuws via Sport.
The ex-Arsenal man has been linked with Anderlecht and has failed to deny such links.
“I’m not going to say anything about that because last time I spoke my words were taken out of context.” he responded.
“I am happy to play with Belgium, given that with my club I almost never play.”