Hector Bellerin ‘ready to leave Arsenal this summer after a ten-year stay in north London…but the club has not yet received an official offer for Spainard, despite Bayer Leverkusen and LaLiga’s interest over the past 12 months’
- Hector Bellerin came to Arsenal from the Barcelona academy in the summer of 2011
- The 26-year-old has played in just three of the last league games of 2020-21
- Bayer Leverkusen and clubs in LaLiga have been linked in the past year
- Inter Milan also confirmed their interest in signing the Spain international
Hector Bellerin is ready to leave Arsenal this summer after 10 years at the club, according to reports.
The right-back joined Barcelona’s La Masia academy in the summer of 2011, making 239 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners.
But the 26-year-old has played in just three of the last 13 Premier League games of the 2020-21 season for Mikel Arteta’s men, and The Telegraph claim he is now contemplating his future at the Emirates Stadium.
Hector Bellerin is reportedly ready to leave Arsenal this summer after ten years at the club
Bellerin played in just three of the last 13 Premier League games of 2020-21 for Mikel Arteta’s men mannen
The report adds that while no clubs looking for a right-back have made an official offer for the Spain international this summer, Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen and clubs in his home country have shown interest in him in the past year.
The same outlet claims competition for Bellerin could depend on Arsenal’s willingness to consider a first loan with a purchase commitment at the end of the forthcoming campaign, rather than a permanent deal up front.
The Telegraph also reports that Arsenal are in the market to replace Bellerin if he leaves, with Norwich right-back Max Aarons linked, while Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares represent the current options for Arteta.
There are also suggestions that Ben White – who is due to undergo a medical at Arsenal next week after the club agreed a £50m fee with Brighton – could play as a reverse right-back.
Gerardo Seoane’s Bayer Leverkusen was linked with a transfer for Bellerin last summer
Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta (right) confirmed their interest in the Spanish international
However, the news about Bellerin comes just days after Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta confirmed the Serie A giants’ interest in the player.
When asked about signing Bellerin, Marotta shared: Sky Italy: ‘He is a name you mention, we are interested in that, but I will not go further, because he is not our player.’
PSG were also linked with a transfer for the Spaniard before taking Achraf Hakimi from the Serie A champions, while LaLiga outfits Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and Real Betis were also mentioned.
Vice captain Bellerin – who has won four Spanish caps to date – has won three FA Cups and the same number of Community Shields since he made his senior Arsenal debut in 2013.
Arsenal are also looking for a new right-back and have been linked with Max Aarons
There have been suggestions that Ben White could play as a reverse right-back under Arteta