Together Erik ten Hag and Overmars built one of the greatest Ajax of this century. Ten Hag’s close relationship with the current director of Royal Antwerp is a great advantage for Man United to recruit Arthur Vermeeren against competition from Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund for the 18-year-old Belgian player.
“I have no doubt about Arthur Vermeeren’s great talent,” Overmars told Cadena Ser.
“When I first saw Arthur, he reminded me of Xavi and Iniesta, because of their similar playing style.”
Vermeeren is valued at 20 million pounds, and is an important factor in Royal Antwerp’s first Jupiler League championship since 1957. He has been repeatedly compared to two Barcelona legends. Vermeeren himself admitted that he was also greatly influenced by Iniesta in his playing style.
Meanwhile, Royal Antwerp CEO Sven Jaecques revealed: “He has received great interest from many teams.
Luckily, Arthur thought carefully about what was best for his career. What makes him special is his ability to learn.”
Minh Tuan | 06:17 September 20, 2023