“I think £22million is a fair price given the current market” Campbell says Arsenal should cash in on star

Kevin Campbell has backed Arsenal to cash in on Hector Bellerin in the summer because his level of performance has dropped over the years.

The right-back is the longest-serving member of the current Arsenal team and is among the leadership group at the club.

The Gunners have relied on him since 2011 when they poached him from Barcelona’s La Masia.

The Spaniard hasn’t been in fine form since his last long-term injury and he has recently found first-team chances had to come by.

He has been linked with a move to PSG and Barcelona in the last few months as he enters the final two years of his current deal.

Campbell agrees that this might be the best time to sell him, but he thinks looking for £25million or £30million might be unrealistic.

He says the full-back has served the club enough, but they need better players to reach the next level.

When asked by Football Insider as to how much the Gunners could expect to recoup for Bellerin, Campbell said: “I think £22million is a fair price given the current market.

“When you start talking about £25million or £30million, that is too much.

“Bellerin has had his good moment and his bad moments in an Arsenal shirt. He came through the ranks and established himself as a regular starter for a number of years and he deserves a lot of credit for that.

“However, if Arsenal want to get this show on the road, they have got to bring in players who are going to improve things.

“Bellerin has never been the same since that injury. A change is best for all parties concerned.”

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9 Comments

  1. Wyoming says:

    Arsenal have not relied on Bellerin since 2011. His first PL season was the 2014/2015 season 3 full years later.
    The truth is the clubs who can afford Bellerin don’t want him and the clubs who do want him can’t afford him.
    In post covids debt ridden landscape no one will pay anything remotely close to 20 mill for Bellerin especially with his 120k p/w salary demand.
    Bellerin like all 25-30 contracted Arsenal players will just run down his lavish Arsenal contract then leave on a free to collect a fat salary package at his next club.

    1. siamois says:

      So what if he decides to let his contract run out?the guy has to look after himself first the club is to blame for allowing this situation to happen.

      1. John Ibrahim says:

        every club goes through the same situation include Utd, City, PSG and VARpool…

      2. Goonerbeall says:

        With all due respect Bellerin should be sold. Take money and find a better player who is also younger. For too long we have lost player on free and the first during the time in England is now director of football at Arsenal.

    2. John Ibrahim says:

      the media loves to overstate the price and increase the market value

      both Upamceno and Kanote are going for around the 30m mark

      they were previously valued by the media for over 80m to 100m

  2. Loose Cannon says:

    Get rid of him for 22M, Max Aaron’s transfer fee is quoted at 30M. We are at a loss, as neither Bellerin a good RB and there is no gaurantee that Aarons will come good for us. Just ask Tomas Partey, Gabriel, Pepe, Willian, decent at their previous clubs, poor to utter rubbish at our club.
    RB is the lesser concern with Chambers and Cedric (although a S’ton reject, seems to fit the bill for us). LB is bigger challange, along with CDM, CAM, CF and GK (if we do not sign Matt)

    1. ozziegunner says:

      LC, I think “utter rubbish” is an exaggeration, as it is hard to shine when the team overall is so poor at times and inconsistent from match to match.
      As you state, the issues to be addressed in multiple positions are marked.

  3. RSH says:

    He’s not been good enough for YEARS. Please move him on. Thanks for the memories but sentiment is not enough to keep him around.

  4. Reggie says:

    If we get 22 for Bellerin, snap their bloody hands off.

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