Villarreal set to make a €10 million bid for Arsenal defender

Spanish side launch bid for Arsenal defender

Unai Emery’s Villarreal have launched a €10 million bid for Arsenal man Hector Bellerin, according to Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur.

It is no secret that the Spanish right-back, as well as the club, don’t see a long-term future together. Several clubs have been linked to the 27-year-old, with some prominent names being Juventus, Villarreal and Bellerin’s boyhood club Real Betis, where he spent last season on loan.

The La Masia graduate’s first preference is to return to the club he supported when he was a kid. But it is believed that Betis does not have the funds to sign Bellerin permanently.

And that has opened the door for other suitors. After working with the Arsenal man for a year and a half, it now looks like Emery is keen on a reunion at Estadio de la Cerámica.

Bellerin joined Arsenal as a 16-year-old from the Barcelona academy. It was in July 2013 that Bellerin signed his first professional contract with the club.

Within two months, he had made his competitive debut, replacing Arteta in a Capital One Cup victory over West Bromwich Albion.

He established himself as a first-team regular in the 2014/15 season, when an injury to Mathieu Debuchy ended his season.

After given his chance, there was no looking back. The Spaniard went onto make 239 appearances for the North London outfit, scoring nine and assisting 29 times.

He was an influential member of the team which finished second in the Premier League in the 2015/16 campaign under Arsene Wenger.

Things have not gone quite his way since his ACL injury in January 2019. And you cannot blame the player to have a fresh start somewhere other than the Emirates Stadium.

I wish him all the best whichever club he ends up joining. He deserves that at least.

Yash Bisht

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  1. I’m losing track of the clubs who want to sign Hector – the defender who can’t defend!

    Congrats to him for being made Captain in our friendly win against Ipswich.

    Great to see him in the shirt again and, as usual, giving his all.

    1. He is not the best defending fullback but he can defend, and defenitely better than Cedric.
      In offence, he is dangerous. Hector was a winger turned into a fullback by Hale end academy/Arsenal. He just loves to attack.
      Imo a manager should adapt the team to his players strengths and attributes.

        1. @First off, a manager should know what he’s doing. Not out there “winging it”…IJS

    2. No actual bids though, I note with REALITY, Ken!

      While you seem to adore INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS, I adore the use they either are or are NOT(in his case ) to the club, which I always put FIRST.

      Two fundamentally different outlooks on what supporting AFC means , by two totally differently thinking supporters.

  2. Admin Pat, you need to stop…….

    (ADMIN COMMENT – That’s interesting. I get accused of deleting comments by someone who has never commented before! I wonder who it could be,,,,?)

  3. In his A days Barcelona wanted him, but this saga has gone on far too long,

    We should just take what’s offer for him as a long standing member of the team, and wish him the best in his future endeavors

  4. Can see this one happening, much more likely than giving him away to Betis. Think it would represent a good deal for all parties involved.

  5. Bellering had a great season with Real Betis, finishing 5th in La Liga, oddly enough the same place in the table as the team that did not want him.

    Unai Emery knows him and knows what he’s getting, so the fact that such a defensive-minded coach wants Hector says a lot about Bellerin.

    Arsenal just cannot seem to manage their squad. They have holes in the line up they cannot seem to fill, and cannot seem to understand that when you have players you want to sell, they have to play or teams will not pay for them. If Arteta had played Bellerin instead of Cedric Arsenal would have won more games and Bellerin would have been sold by now for more than the 10 million on offer from Villa Real.

    This is the same story; over and over and over and over. Arsenal have an asset that has value and they have no plans to use it, but they hang on to it until it has no value, then they watch it walk out the door for free.

    Hopefully Hector will move on and enjoy his football. He deserves better from Arsenal. It has become a pattern that players that show loyalty to Arsenal eventually come to regret it. Bellerin could have gone to Barcelona, stayed out of loyalty to Wenger, (who himself stayed out of loyalty to the club) only to be cast aside by a rookie coach with a fragile ego.

  6. I’d take any money for him at this point, Paul is right we played this (and other) situations completely wrong. Good luck to him, also happy to get his wages off the books.

  7. Bellerin is just like xhaka in my eyes – capable of the odd really good game, but generally coasts through most of them and over the years has usually done just enough to stay off the chopping block, without really having to do anything to justify his place in the first team. Decent player, but no more than that and he should have been allowed to leave long ago – it would have been better for him to actually be challenged, and better for arsenal as we needed a refresh.
    Glad he did well last season – I think that goes to show that he needs a move.

  8. You sure he’s leaving as he was wearing the captain’s armband in game against Ipswich….. oh of course the captain curse! 🤔

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