Transfer Balls: Thomas Vermaelen Agreed To Leave Arsenal For Manchester United (Via Barcelona)
TRANSFER Balls: How the media covered the transfer of Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen.
We won’t sell any more players to United after RVP, insists Arsenal boss Wenger
But on June 16, the tabloid-style Telegraph told its readers:
Then Sky Sports stated that Manchester United were favourites to sign the Belgian:
And the Belgian wanted United:
Sky sources have revealed that United are Vermaelen’s preferred destination and the Old Trafford club will have no problem matching or beating Barca’s offer.
And the Mirror had beaten Wenger and scored his “dream move” to Old Trafford:
And then the news broke.
The BBC noted:
Barcelona have completed the £15m signing of Arsenal’s Belgium international defender Thomas Vermaelen on a five-year contract. The 28-year-old passed a medical on Saturday and was presented to fans and media at the Nou Camp on Sunday after finalising the deal. “Coming to Barcelona is a dream move – it wasn’t a difficult decision at all,” the centre-back said.
Looks like he got his dream move after all – just not to the club the British Press reported…