Barcelona talk up Bellerin interest, Arsenal willing to sell?

Barcelona have praised Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin amidst reported interest from the club, and now reports claim the Gunners are willing to sell.

The 21 year-old has been heavily impressive since making his breakthrough in 2014, highlighted by his inclusion in last season’s Premier League PFA Team of the Year.

Bellerin has since made his full Spain debut, and was even a late call-up to the Spain squad for the European Championships.

He has fast become a fans favourite at the Emirates Stadium, and interest in his signature is not welcomed by me or any other fan, but Barcelona look to be firming up their interest.

The Spanish giants are believed to be frustrated with Aleix Vidal’s performances at right-back this term, following his promotion to first-choice in the absence of the departed Dani Alves, and are now keen on bringing in a more able replacement for the Brazilian.

Amidst the speculation, Barca vice-president Jordi Mestre has moved to praise the full-back, whilst hinting that he could be able to take Alves place in the team.

He said: “We’ve already seen him as a Cule [Barcelona follower]. He’s a great player, there’s no doubt about that. Wenger convinced him to move and promised him something which we couldn’t. We could not promise him that within two years he would be playing in Dani Alves’ place.”

This is not good news for us, as this could lead to a similar situation to that which saw Cesc Fabregas rejoin Barca back in 2011.

It is now being claimed that we are ‘accustomed’ to selling the first-team defender, with a £30 Million fee being touted in the report.

Is there some sort of unwritten rule that we will let the youngsters signed by Barcelona to return when ready? Would we have had to promise Bellerin he could move back should the opportunity arrive?

Pat J

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  1. dragunov762mm says:

    Here we go again, the new episode of “boyhood club” directed by Barcelona. I can’t see any right back is better than Bellerin at Arsenal now, so I can’t see Arsenal is willing to sell him. 30M? That’s too cheap.
    Therefore we must counteract this old story for being rewritten. We must protect Bellerin by massive buy out clause (let say 60 to 70M pounds) in a long term contract. Also prefer him wage of 100 to 150 M per week. Off course these protection is only a delay if Bellerin want away himself.
    And one most important things, get the EPL title(s) before the kid get boring here.

    1. Incarnate says:

      A rich sugar daddy is flirting with your girl, that she stays or leaves will depend a lot on how much maturity you display as much as it depends on her. Lets not act like that insecure guy who’d call her a whore on rumours that they were seen waving at each other neither should we be naive to not know when the game is up and let her walk all over us with lies like we should have known when Cesc accepted that stupid jersey with little resistance. For now, even if Sanchez and Bellerin were considering their options, its only natural that functional beings want a fresh challenge every now and then, afterall Dani Alves left them lol. Our jobs as fans is to have faith in their integrity until they officially drop the badge and declare for our rivals, in the meanwhile, lets show our players some love.

  2. kenyanfan says:

    For how long will we allow Barcelona to bully us with these Spanish players simply because they started there as youngsters? Arsenal is not Barca’s training ground.we no stepping stone.we should find a solution..
    Arsenal is a team that cant repel interests of their own best players but unfortunately a team that cant tempt and get players we want from even smaller clubs.
    our transfer policy is the worst i have seen.if he leaves then let it be after long struggle to hold him on and for £50m+…
    manu held on Degea…Leicester held on mehrez..Lyon on lucazette..etcwhy for heavens sake cant we hold on our best players????!
    ***fabregas must be fully regretting***–but he’s comforted that he did win some trophies elsewhere.

  3. Ramterta says:

    well tbf to them we have been giving them average players.

  4. josh37 says:

    I hope they keep printing this trash.. ‘Accustomed’ and 30mil? umm probs not….

  5. muda says:

    “If I want go back there (to barca), I will not leave in the first place”
    And that’s Belleri’s words.
    Enough said.

  6. Mo Owais says:

    I can see this happening unfortunately! £30 MILL- Wenger is thinking “$$ KACHING $$”.

    He will probably say Carl Jenkinson is ready to step up now and roll in the monies for Bellerin!

  7. Wilshegz says:

    iv always said it, just give him a new contract and insert £100m release clause to fend of any team; Barca or City.

  8. jonm says:

    Bellerin contract ends in 2019. Bellerin is from barcelona, as a young footballer bellerin must have dreamed of playing for barcelona, no doubt his relatives would be delighted to see him playing for Barcelona.

    Mestre is just trying to unsettle bellerin and hope that he will not sign a new contract so arsenal will be looking to sell. If bellerin in only interested in a move to barcelona then they will get him on the cheap.

    To keep top players we need to show ambition, challenge for PL to end of season and hopefully win it. Beat top teams in europe, especially barcelona. The issue with bellerin equally applies to our other top players.

  9. TH14-TW14 says:

    “Wenger convinced him to move and promised him something which we couldn’t. We could not promise him that within two years he would be playing in Dani Alves’ place.”

    This is all bulshit. See how they are trying to deny that he was made by Arsenal by suggesting that he was being groomed to replace Dani Alaves. He was a winger at Barcelona and could have been in the minds of anyone at Barca as a replacement for Alaves at right back. Truth is that they didn’t know he would turn out this way and they are making desperate attempts to input the “Barca DNA”

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