The Belgian top talent Arthur Vermeeren will move to Atletico Madrid in the coming days reports Fabrizio Romano. Anterp rejected an intial €15 million bid last week, but the Spanish team has returned with an improved €25 million offer and now the transfer is all but signed. Still at 18 years of age, Vermeeren has already appeared over 60 times with Antwerp’s shirt and even captained the team in the Champions League against Porto this season. In the past, many European top clubs have scouted the talented midfielder with Barcelona reportedly being particularly impressed by Vermeeren’s performances against them. In December in a Champions League match the midfielder got his name on the scoresheet in a shocking 3:2 Antwerp victory.
🚨⚪️🔴 Atlético Madrid have reached verbal agreement with Antwerp to sign Belgian top talent Arthur Vermeeren!
After initial €15m package offered as revealed last week…
…bid in excess of €25m sent today.
Final details then Vermeeren will join Atléti now, January. 🇧🇪
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 23, 2024
This season, Arthur Vermeeren has registered a total of 32 matches in all competitions for Antwerp with a return of 2 goals and 6 assists. He made his debut for Belgium’s senior team in October of 2023 and has recorded 2 appearances for the Red Devils so far.