There have been many many articles lately about Barcelona intending to try and lure Hector Bellerin back home to Spain, but the Arsenal boss has no worries at the moment and it sounds like he is intending to give the defender a pay rise to get him to sign a new extended contract.
“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.”
I am sure there is lots of space to give him a sensible rise to put him on a par with some of our other top earners, but it is nice that we have a couple of years to negotiate even if Hector doesn’t sign an extension in the next couple of months.
And it will certainly do Bellerin a favour in contract talks if it is well known that Barca could come calling in the near future.
I personallycan’t see him moving at all. If we win something this season then he could be here for life…