There are some worrying Arsenal transfer rumours about Hector Bellerin being sought after by Barcelona, but these reports have been around ever since the young Spaniard came into the Gunners first team, so why should we believe them now?
The right-back has already shown his intent to stay at Arsenal for life when he signed a 6 year contract, and although some could say that this could be just a ploy to get a bigger transfer fee, I am of the opinion that Bellerin really does love playing for us. He said just last month: “I signed my contract for a reason. I signed it because I wanted to be here. I wouldn’t have done it otherwise.
‘Arsenal is the club that gave me the chance to be a professional and since the first time I met with the boss he’s always said if I progressed the right way I could be an Arsenal player for a long time.
‘I’ve been here nearly six years and I love London. I’m still discovering the city.’
That sounds pretty definitive doesn’t it? The reason that these rumours are resurfacing, though, is because a European removal van was parked outside his house. Although it certainly wasn’t to remove any of Hector’s belongings, it is believed that they were collecting the rest of the goods belonging to his parents, who have returned to Spain to rejoin Hector’s sister who moved back earlier this year.
The fact that they have moved to a place just 40 miles north of Barcelona is another worry, especially as this will be the first time that Bellerin has been without the support of his family in London.
Will that be a factor in the negotiations with Barcelona? And would Wenger even let him go……