A move for Thomas Vermaelen is an obvious one if you are in need of steadying up your leaky defense right? No? Ok it shocked us to but The Sun are reporting that the Arsenal man is being targeted by Barcelona to shore up their ailing defense.
You can only wonder that the Catalan giants scouts have been watching a different player if they think Vermaelen is the answer, given his rather unimpressive displays in recent months. Whether it be his lack of positional sense or an apparent inability to communicate he has hardly produced performances to justify such flattering interest.
To be fair to the player he has spent several games at left back where he is more than uncomfortable, whilst history does tell us that he is a better player than what we have seen in recent weeks although whether even on full form he is the answer for Barca seems unlikely.
It is indicated that with the La Liga leaders having stalwarts Carlos Puyol and Eric Abidal nearing the end of their careers they are likely to be in the hunt for new defenders come Summer, however replacing them with Vermaelen seemingly looks like going from the Ritz to dining at Weatherspoons given the players current form.