Thomas Vermaelen has been named in Barcelona’s 18-man squad which will face-off against Bayern Munich later today at the Camp Nou.
Ten days ago, the Belgian defender was given the “all-clear” by the medical staff to resume first team action but has yet to feature in any of the club’s fixtures.
Vermaelen was signed from Arsenal for a reported £15 million last summer, but was almost immediately sidelined with a serious hamstring injury. The club eventually decided to have the defender go under the knife in December in a bid to finally put an end to his ordeal.
After the operation, it was thought…