Contrary to popular belief, we have not signed Thomas Vermaelen.
The news broke from one web site today and has not been substantiated by any other site or source. The story didn’t make any of the top twenty news sites, Sky Sports or Setanta. And in fact any other site talking about it have merely referred to the original site it was on.
So, who is this dude? I hear you say? Well take a look at this…
Albeit, only 5′ 11″, the player has been likened to Vidic in terms of style, but for a player under 6′, he’s got incredible spring. He’s plays in central defence for Ajax and is high related despite his size. So, just to clarify – we have not signed him – but you can see why we’ve been scouting him…
And just for comfort, a separate video of the player scoring a goal from a corner:
And just because we’re in the mood of quoting Tony Adams, here’s a final quote from the former Arsenal captain:
“I think Thomas is a very good player but I don’t think he’s ready for the Arsenal. I don’t think the punters at Arsenal would like another small one. I don’t know whether he [Wenger] will end up going for a bigger player. We’ll see how much money we’ve got first.
Case, closed, player not signed.