There has been extensive Arsenal transfer rumours regarding the future of our young Spanish defender Hector Bellerin, with both Barcelona and Manchester City linked with a move to poach our talented right-back. despite the 21 year-old still having a long-term contract at the Emirates.
Last month, with this in mind, Arsene Wenger vowed to extend Hector’s contract even further, and with the promise of a substantial pay rise. Le Prof said: “He (Bellerin) has nearly three years to go, we always try to get the players to the [financial] level where we think they deserve to be.
“We will try to extend his contract, his long-term future is here.
“He has been absolutely fantastic. His first game was a nightmare. The season before he was at Watford where he didn’t play. His progress has been brilliant because he has absolutely top mental strength.”
“He is at a team that meets his needs and values. He came at a very young age. He is an Arsenal player.”
Now it seems that the contract negotiations have been going well, and Bellerin’s agent has now revealed that there has been a breakthrough in the talks, and Wenger is close to getting the desired result.
“We are speaking and are now a lot closer than we were two weeks ago. In a normal situation he will sign,” the agent Albert Botines told The Guardian.
“Héctor is very happy at Arsenal. This would be the fourth time he has signed a new contract at the club and it is clear he has made good progress.”
So hopefully this news will put any more rumours about Bellerin being put to bed for a few more years, and will also give the club a boost ahead of the crucial talks with Ozil and Sanchez as well…..