Next Barcelona signed Arsenal’s Belgium international defender Thomas Vermaelen on a five-year contract on Sunday.The Spanish club had been battling against Manchester United for the Belgium international’s signature over the last few weeks and Luis Enrique’s team got their man for a reported fee of 15 million pounds.Arsenal issued a statement on its website confirming that Thomas Vermaelen has agreed to join Barcelona in a permanent transfer for an undisclosed fee.The statement further said Vermaelen passed his medical in Barcelona on Saturday, adding his transfer is subject to the completion of the normal regulatory process.- NEXT: McIlroy wins PGA Championship Image: FC Barcelona Sport Director Andoni Zubizarreta (left) and FC Barcelona Vice-President Jordi Mestre as Thomas Vermaelen is unveiled as a new player for FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium on SundayPhotographs: David Ramos/Getty Images Tags: Barcelona , Thomas Vermaelen , Arsenal , Luis Enrique , Manchester United Next Prev Next Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy recovered from a stumbling start to overcome a series of challengers and clinch his fourth major title by a shot at the PGA Championship on Sunday.A stroke in front of the chasing pack overnight, the Northern Irish world number… Read full this story
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