Het Nieuwsblad are reporting that Barcelona have joined Manchester United in wanting to sign Antwerp’s talented teenage midfielder Arthur Vermeeren. The Catalan giants have sent scouts to watch Vermeeren this season, with the youngster having had a real breakout season for the Great Old.
Antwerp are keen to keep Vermeeren, who in many ways was only given a chance in the first team due to injuries. However, since breaking into the first team, he has become one of the most important players for Mark Van Bommel’s side. He recently scored his first goal for the club in a dramatic 3-2 win over Club Brugge.
With just two games to go, Antwerp are in a battle with Union St Gilloise for the title. The sides face each other this weekend in Antwerp in a game that could ultimately determine who will win the league. Neither side has won the league since 1935 (Union) and 1957 (Antwerp).