Not a bad signing for Bayern, he'll still be on reasonable wages I reckon. Vermaelen to Barca for £10m? Probably reasonable for both parties, keeps him away from ManUre and makes Barca more frail at the back. Win-win.
I wanted him to be one of the City players shipped out to the New York branch.
I hope NYCFC taps into the Cosmopolitan league for youth talent (its like the Inner-City U18 league). Or even the PSAL (the high school league for the 5 boroughs). I know a lot of people that grow up playing throughout their childhood and just go on to simply stop because the chance of having a foreign scout pick them up is slim. One of my friend's brother got picked up by Anderlecht and had to leave NYC alltogether, while another friend got picked up by Pumas (Mexican club), and he turned it down because...its Mexico. If NYCFC could offer a passageway to say, Man City's, Melbourne's, or NY's youth academy, then I would be a happy camper.