Arsene Wenger has always been accused of leaving his transfer dealings in the transfer market late, but he seem to have turned a new leave this time around. Sead Kolasinac has officially and quickly joined as first summer signing but it there are reports of players who might exit the Emirates in this window.
According to emerging report, Arsenal’s right back Hector Bellerin has agreed to join his boyhood Club Barcelona. The reports claims that the wing full back has held talks with the Catalan Club and has agreed personal terms with them.
Since establishing himself as the first choice for Arsenal, Barcelona have always wooed him. In a bid to ward off the advances of the Camp Nou Landlords, Arsenal offered Bellerin an extension contract with a bumper pay-rise last term.
Barcelona are in search of a reliable right-back and Bellerin will effortlessly slot into their team. However, the 22-year-old is expected to have a one on one chat with Arsene Wenger over a move but Arsenal will discourage Barcelona with a whopping price tag. The Gunners have valued the 22-year-old at £50m which may be difficult for Barcelona to fork out.
The Gunners failure to qualify for the Champions League will somewhat affect who agrees to join the come and who stays at the Club. Bellerin made bare his mind of his desire to play in the Champions League.
He said: “The truth is that every player of a top level wants to play in the Champions League, especially when I’ve been playing in it for two years.
“It’s a great thing to know about the interest of a club like Barca, the club where I grew up. I don’t know anything at the moment. I’m an Arsenal player and we’ll see what happens.
Bellerin recently lost his place in the squad of Arsenal to Oxlade Chamberlain. If Wenger sticks with his new 3-4-2-1 formation, The Spaniard might be reduced to a fringe player, and so would prefer a moved to Barcelona where he will play regularly.