Napoli serious contenders for Thomas Vermaelen signature
Thomas Vermaelen has lost his starting berth to Frenchman Laurent Koscielny in the Arsenal line-up, but the Belgian is still expected to be at the Emirates next season according to Britain’s leading bookies Ladbrokes. The aforementioned bookmakers are offering 1.67 odds on the Gunners retaining their skipper, after having lost their last two captain’s in successive seasons.
Despite the good odds, there is always a chance that the player could force a move out of the Emirates, especially considering this is a World Cup year, and the competition for places in the Belgian national team is quite something to behold. The Belgians have four quality center backs to choose from, with Vincent Kompany a certain starter, and Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld competing for what is currently Vermaelen’s spot.
With the other two certain to play more games than him next year, Vermaelen could get itchy feet, and hence the 2.25 odds on offer for a move to Napoli look very attractive indeed. Barcelona and Real Madrid as other possible suitors look real long shots at 13.00.
Thomas Vermaelen club after transfer window
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Real Madrid 13.00