Vermaelen will sign a five-year contract with FC Barcelona / PHOTO: VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB

Thomas Vermaelen will sign a five-year contract with FC Barcelona on Sunday morning. After passing his medical on Saturday, he visited the Camp Nou facilities and posed for the traditional picture outside the club offices, with the crest in the background.

He also found time to talk to Barça TV and www.fcbarcelona.com, describing what an honour it is for him to be able to play alongside the best players in the world at what he calls “a beautiful club.”

He also explains that as he’s played for Arsenal for several years, he knows just what it’s like to play under pressure at a club that expects to win every game, and says that his main priority for now is to adapt as quickly as possible to a new country, a new language and a new culture.

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