According to the latest report from Mundo Deportivo, Xavi and Deco are very interested in signing Arthur Vermeeren in the next winter window. The Catalan giant will soon connect to the 18-year-old Royal Antwerp F.C. midfield sensation through his agent.
Vermeeren joined Antwerp back in 2018 and has come many steps forward in the last five years. He is a top young prospect for the Belgium National Team as well and Currently, he is representing Belgium U-21. In Antwerp, Arthur is a regular starter despite his young age.
Vermeeren has played 10 games for Antwerp this season so far and named two assists by his name. His progress is not unnoticed by the top giants of Europe. Top European clubs like Barcelona, Manchester United, and Dortmund are reportedly interested in this young talent.
Barcelona has signed two top-class midfielders this season in order to boost the midfield. The signings of Ilkay Gundogan and Oriol Romeu have proved successful efforts as they are performing constantly this season. Barcelona also has options like Pedri, Gavi, Frankie, Fermin Lopez, and Pablo Torre (loan to Girona) in their midfield. The addition of another young player like Vermeeren will show Barcelona’s strategy for the future.
Of course, Ilkay and Oriol are not young signings, they are already 30+. During the financial turbulence, Barcelona should invest in young talents like Arthur Vermeeren who can be an asset to the club in the future.
The report also claimed Royal Antwerp would be interested in selling Arthur if the asking price of €20 million is met. Antwerp coach Van Bommel has already cleared the fact that he rates Vermeeren very high and he is not interested in talking to Xavi about Arthur as the Barcelona boss will try to sign the midfielder “immediately”.