The Belgium defender is expected to sign for United after the World Cup.
āThomas Vermaelen wants to play football,ā Parlour told talkSPORT. āLast year he couldnāt get in the Arsenal side because Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny were superb at the back. Kieran Gibbs has improved so much he couldnāt even play him at left-back.
āWhen you get to a situation where a squad member wants to move, sometimes the player has more sway than the club itself.
āIf he wants to play football, and an offer comes in from a club like Manchester United, then itās hard for the club to say, āno, you canāt go there, we want to sell you to a club in Italy or Spainā.
āHe was doing the captainās notes last year in the Arsenal programme but not getting in the team. I canāt see that changing anytime soon. He wants to play first team football.ā
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