Antwerp have confirmed tonight that Arthur Vemeeren has signed a new deal until 2026. The 18-year-old has seen an increase in game time due to injury and has impressed with his performances. The central midfielder has been likened to a Barcelona academy prospect, such is his composure on the ball and ability to read the game. Vemeeren has made 16 appearances in all competitions for the Great Old.
Following injuries to Alhassan Yusuf and Pieter Gerkens, the Antwerp academy prospect suddenly found himself as one of the only recognised central midfielders in the team. However, after his impressive performances, it is unlikely that the aforementioned Yusuf and Gerkens will be able to walk back into the team. Mark Van Bommel has been impressed with what he has seen from the youngster.
With a new Belgian national team coach as well, it surely will not be long before Vemeeren is knocking on the door of the Red Devils first team. If the teenager continues to impress, it also won’t be long until top European clubs start to look at signing the youngster.