There have been numerous transfer rumours lately saying that the Spanish giants Barcelona are interested in bringing our newest young Academy star Hector Bellerin back to La Liga as a replacement for the departing Danni Alves, but in his latest interview (with Marca), the 20 year-old has revealed he was pleased to leave the Catalan capital.
“I got the chance and I took it,” Bellerin said. “Wherever you are, you have to work. If I’d stayed at Barcelona, I don’t know if I’d have made it to the elite, you just never know.
“I’ve worked as hard as I could and always had the mentality of reaching the top. Whether I was in one place or another, I’d have done the same.”
Bellerin also believes that the Premier League is one of the best in the world, but he only quotes three Spanish teams of being in the same bracket.
“A lot of people in Spain watch Premier League games and know what kind of a league it is. It would be madness to say that it isn’t among the best leagues in the world,” he continued.
“The Spanish league is also at a very high level, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico. In the Champions League maybe we should have done things better. Perhaps we underestimated Monaco.”
That doesn’t sound like a player that wants to return to his hometown club, like Cesc Fabregas did all those years ago. Bellerin has now become a regular in the Gunners first team, playing 19 games so far this season, and has recently signed a new long term contract.
We can all safely assume he will be a Arsenal player for the forseeable future….