The rumor mills are buzzing after Arsenal defender and Barcelona transfer target Thomas Vermaelen has been spotted with Carles Puyol having a good time in a restaurant.
The Belgian defender only recently reiterated his desire to stay at the London club for a long time but the recent photograph with Puyol has raised serious doubts over the future of the player. Barcelona are looking for a top class center half this summer and after failing to capture Thiago Silva from Milan, they have turned their attention to the 26 year old Arsenal defender. Tito Vilanova, who has taken over the reigns of the Catalan club from Pep Guardiola, has prioritized the purchase of a defender this summer and with the possibility of getting David Luiz from Chelsea almost zero he has turned to Vermaelen.
Vermaelen’s agent Kees Vos however denied any possibility of the player moving to Camp Nou and termed the incident as a complete ‘coincidence’. “It is just two world class defenders in the same restaurant,” he was quoted as saying by a Spanish newspaper.