Arsenal is one of three Premier League clubs that have’made enquiries’ about the midfielder dubbed the “next Iniesta.”
According to the publication, the three London rivals are all interested in the 18-year-old, who has been dubbed “the next Andre Iniesta” by some in the media.
Vermeeren was recently called up by Belgium after replacing Leandro Trossard, who injured his hamstring in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Manchester City last weekend.
Manager Domenico Tedesco has been thrilled with Vermeeren’s start to the season, and the teenager might see action against Sweden early next week.
What should Arsenal supporters know about Vermeeren?
The midfielder progressed through the Antwerp junior system before making his professional debut against Lillestrom in the UEFA Conference League in August.
Vermeeren went on to become a regular starter, helping Antwerp win its first league title in 66 years. During his brief professional career, he also won the Belgian Cup and the Belgian Super Cup.
The teenager is a deep-lying playmaker by trade, and if he were to move to the Emirates, he would very certainly replace Jorginho.
Clubs from various nations are interested in Vermeeren.
Barcelona is thought to be keeping a careful eye on the defensive midfielder, having played Vermeeren’s squad in the first group game of the Champions League this season.
According to 90min, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and Juventus have all been scouting the Belgian Under 21 international, therefore a tussle for his signing is expected.
Vermeeren only signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal earlier this year, so Antwerp will not let him go cheaply.