The Belgium international passed a medical at the weekend before completing his €19 million transfer from Arsenal, but the Catalans have now revealed that the 28-year-old will not be ready to make his debut for now following his World Cup exploits.
“The first-team player Thomas Vermaelen has a hamstring injury in his right leg that he sustained in June during the World Cup,” a statement on the club’s official website reads. [eap_ad_2] “The player will undergo physiotherapy. His return to regular training action depends on the evolution of the injury.”
Vermaelen signed a contract with Barcelona until the summer of 2019 on Sunday.
The Camp Nou side previously secured the services of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Claudio Bravo, Jeremy Mathieu, Alen Halilovic, Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez. (goal.com)[eap_ad_3]