Bellerin ready to leave Arsenal with PSG set to revive their interest in the Spaniard
Arsenal vice-captain Hector Bellerin is ready to leave the cub and Paris Saint-Germain are ready to revive their interest in the Spaniard this summer, according to James Benge of CBS Sports.
The French side were interested in signing the 25-year-old last summer but were not willing to spend in excess of £25 million. The Gunners were only willing to consider sanctioning the player’s departure if they received bids in the region of 35 million. In addition to PSG, Barcelona and at least two Italian sides are keeping tabs on Bellerin.
It is understood that the 25-year-old was open to leaving North London last summer as he did not want to spend the best years of his career at a club that was undergoing a long rebuilding process.
In addition to this, he wanted to test himself at another top club and at one point last summer, it seemed like PSG could have gotten their man.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta stepped in and convinced Bellerin to stay at the club. The Arsenal right back is a crucial part of Arteta’s plans at the club and the former Manchester City assistant manager succeeded in convincing the player to remain at the Emirates.
This season has been another transitional year for the Gunners and is likely to have reaffirmed Bellerin’s view that he will have to seek a move to another big side if he wants to fight for trophies.
He has made progress on an individual level this season and barring a few poor performances, he seems to be showing signs of rediscovering his best form.
He won a recall to the Spain squad in November. This was his first call-up in four years and he will want to play at the top level to give himself the best chance of staying in Spain manager Luis Enrique’s plans.
The question remains whether he sees himself being able to achieve his goals at Arsenal or not. For the Gunners’ part, if they were to receive a suitable bid for the player, they might consider it in their best interest to allow Bellerin to move on and reinvest the money in the squad.
Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey and Norwich City’s Max Aarons have been mentioned as possible replacements for the Spaniard.
I’ll drive him to the airport.