There have been numerous Arsenal rumours since last summer that have variously accused Hector Bellerin of demanding a transfer during the summer window, and even more recently saying that the club had decided themselves to move the young Spaniard on to fund our own spending in this coming close-season.
The latest reports have been saying that Juventus and Napoli from Serie A have both declared an interest, but now Bellerin’s agent has made it clear that he has had no contact from either club and he finds it ‘very difficult’ to see him leaving Arsenal. “There’s no contact for Bellerin, no-one has sought me out,” Albert Botines said on Italian radio..
“He’s happy, he’s recently renewed and he’s playing consistently. It’s true that every player always wants to grow, but right now it’s difficult [to see him leaving].
“I have a close relationship with Cristiano Giuntoli [Napoli SD], he’s a friend. I also know [President Aurelio] De Laurentiis and I follow Napoli.
“If the Azzurri were interested in some of my clients I would listen, because – just like Juventus – Napoli are not only a great team in Italy but also now in Europe.
“They play the best football in Italy, very similar to the Spanish one. As a club I’d compare Napoli to Atletico Madrid.”
So if Hector’s agent can’t imagine Bellerin leaving the club, why do all the rumour-mongers think he will?