Barcelona election outcome pushes Arsenal man closer to the exit door

Barcelona has just elected Joan Laporta as their latest president and a report claims that they are now closer to completing the transfer of Hector Bellerin from Arsenal.

The Spaniard has been at the Emirates since 2011, but they developed him at Barcelona and he only joined the Gunners because he expected to have a better chance of making their first team.

His current Arsenal deal expires in 2023, but he signed that extension in 2016 and the club hasn’t given him a new one yet.

Laporta had been the favourite to win the elections and one promise he made was to bring Bellerin back to the club.

Reports even claimed that he had an agreement with the full-back about a return to Catalonia when he becomes the club’s new president.

Sun Sports is now reporting that the defender has now moved a step closer to a return home after Laporta won the election.

Bellerin hasn’t been as good as he was before his last long-term injury, but he remains one of the leading players at the club.

The Gunners are rebuilding their team and they would be keen to keep their best players, but everyone has a price and the Catalans can tempt them to sell with a good offer.

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5 Comments

  1. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    what a weird election-based promise…I know Barca’s a bit of a shite show right now, but please tell me that wasn’t what catapulted him to victory…if it was we better charge them a premium, as we never seem to have any leverage in the transfer market…the question with this club will always be will they properly replace him or is that why Arteta was speaking so glowingly about Chambers…I can only hope that’s not the plan because he can provide the occasional cover but he’s not good enough to be the everyday RB on any club that wants to compete for things

  2. Wyoming says:

    Post Covid all clubs are in debt up to their eyeballs. Bellerin is well past his best after his injury. Why would Barca in the present market consider a player past his best on a huge salary and playing for a mid table PL side? Especially when they can get a much younger player at a cheaper price on a much lower salary?

  3. Nick says:

    Well, at least most of the Arteta supporters here will be happy with that news, as in their eyes, most of the Wenger signings are shitty players, and Bellerin has been often been cited as evidence of this.

  4. RSH says:

    Barca are broke and will offer us chump change. Hopefully PSG still want him.

  5. jon fox says:

    A serious squestion MARTIN! Do you TRULY, hand on heart, believe that BELLERIN is”one of the leading players at the club”?

    I cannot fathom how any passionate, experienced fan can TRULY believe that. Sorry, I just can’t!

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