Barcelona’s Vermaelen to undergo medical for Roma loan move

Barcelona, Aug 7 (IANS) Spanish football champions FC Barcelona’s defender Thomas Vermaelen has travelled to Rome on Sunday after acquiring a permission to undergo medical check-ups at Italian side Roma for a potential loan move.

Vermaelen, 30, arrived at Barcelona in summer 2014, but his status as a starter did not gain continuity due to physical problems that he encountered, reports Efe.

The Belgian defender might join Roma for 2 million euros ($2.2 million) in a deal that can turn into a final purchase for 8 to 10 million euros ($8.8 to $11 million).

–IANS

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