Hector Bellerin is claimed to be keen on a move to Barcelona this summer, and is to ask the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to open the door for his exit. The Spain international joined the club from the Catalan giants as a 16 year-old, and worked his way through the ranks before making his debut at the age of 18.
Once breaking into the side in the absence of the injured Mathieu Debuchy, he never looked back, earning plaudits as one of the best full-backs in the division, and was even selected for the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.
Bellerin’s last season in England was not his most enjoyable, with an injury breaking up his early season form, but did begin to impress in a new wing-back role once breaking back into Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans.
The Spaniard’s family have since had to return to Spain, citing family reasons for the return, and Bellerin has since spoken of his closeness with his relatives, claiming it would be hard to continue without them.
There has been numerous interviews in the press of Barca representatives praising Hector, while the right-back has refused to rule out a possible return to the club, and the whole saga stinks in the way that Cesc Fabregas was pursued prior to his return to his boyhood club.
Bellerin is now claimed to be ready to plead with Arsene Wenger to open to the door to his move back to Barcelona, with the club’s current stance being that they are unwilling to discuss any form of exit.
Should Bellerin opt to leave however, we would be more than happy to have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continue his impressing spell at right wing-back, where I would argue that his best football has been played since joining from Southampton.
Would Bellerin exit even weaken our side in any way? I love Hector but I feel the Ox was just as good in our new role. Should we cash-in? The transfer fee may even pay for Lacazette!