Hector Bellerin has taken to social media late on Thursday night, to send a message of gratitude to all associated with Arsenal.
The message in question comes on the back of full-back Bellerin’s stint on the books in north London finally coming to a permanent end, after over a decade of service.
In the knowledge that their one-time star defender’s game time would be severely limited on the back of his return to base at the Emirates this summer, the powers that be at Arsenal had long been in discussions with Bellerin’s representatives, over the potential termination of his contract.
And as much has this evening been confirmed, opening the door for the Spanish international to secure a move back to forming stomping grounds, with Barcelona.
As per a statement across the Gunners’ social media platforms:
‘Hector Bellerin has joined Barcelona in a permanent transfer after eleven years with us.’
Bellerin, it is understood, has put pen to paper on a one-year contract in Catalunya, acting as a direct replacement for Sergino Dest, on the back of the American’s move to AC Milan.
And, as alluded to above, Bellerin has since moved to send a heartfelt message to all associated with Arsenal Football Club.
The post, which sees the 27-year-old thank all of the fans, staff and higher-ups in north London for their time and efforts over the past decade+, can be read in its entirety below: