Hector Bellerin & Arsenal
It’s not been a great season for Hector Bellerin.
Once considered one of the best right-backs in the division, Bellerin has backtracked in 2017-18.
He’s regularly come under fire from Arsenal fans for his sub-standard performances.
23-year-old Bellerin has also has a public spat with Arsenal Fan TV after he called them out at the Oxford Union.
Juventus target Bellerin
On Monday night on Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, reports were aired that Juventus are in advanced talks with Arsenal over Bellerin.
The announcement, made on the El Larguero show, reported that Juventus are considering a 50 million euro move for the Gunners right-back.
Juve are keen to boost their full-back slot as the club still feel they’ve not replaced Dani Alves.
As to the transfer fee, it was noted that Arsenal rejected a 50 million euro offer from Bellerin from Barcelona last summer.
Yet, the feeling is that 12 months on, the Gunners are more open to doing a deal.
📻Cuenta @brunoalemany que hay conversaciones muy avanzadas entre el Arsenal y la Juventus para traspasar a @HectorBellerin al conjunto italiano por 50 millones de euros ➡https://t.co/t9jO0ywSvv pic.twitter.com/SUkvOIbcDD
— El Larguero (@ellarguero) April 30, 2018
Bellerin drops a hint
But does Bellerin want to leave the Gunners?
In a new video posted onto Arsenal’s YouTube page last week, Bellerin seems committed to staying with Arsenal next season.
The Spanish defender revealed his plans to wear the number 2 shirt in 2018-19.
French defender Mathieu Debuchy previously held that number, but he’s now moved to St Etienne.
In a conversation with Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding, Bellerin said:
The two was occupied at the beginning of the season. I’m gonna ask for it. I’ve already spoken to Vic, he knows.
‘Vic’ refers to Arsenal kit-man Vic Akers.