Barcelona confirm Roma medical for Vermaelen

Reuters , Sunday 7 Aug 2016

Thomas Vermaelen
Barcelona's Thomas Vermaelen attends a news conference at the Joan Gamper training camp, near Barcelona, Spain, November 3, 2015. (REUTERS)

Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen has travelled to Italy to undergo a medical with AS Roma, the Spanish champions confirmed on Sunday.

The Belgium international, who featured for the national side as they reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, joined Barcelona from Arsenal in 2014.

The 30-year-old centre back's time in Spain has been beset by injuries but he still featured in Barcelona's title-winning campaigns of 2015 and 2016.

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