According to Catalan daily Sport, Barcelona have explored the possibility of a move for Hector Bellerin.
The paper says that an initial conversation took place between Edu, our Technical Director, and Barca’s technical representative – but that it didn’t last long.
This is because, apparently, the €20-25m it would take to bring the right-back to the Camp Nou is beyond their financial ability right now.
Arsenal fans will be chuckling at the idea we might let Hector go that cheaply anyway, having sought more from PSG after their offer in that ballpark, but the Catalan side’s situation is complicated by their need to sell incumbent right-back Nelson Semedo.
They are trying to move him to the Premier League to get the money to reinvest in Bellerin, and are looking for his agent Jorge Mendes to make something happen (perhaps a move to Wolves?!).
The report does not state that Barcelona execs have travelled to London, and all in all this feels typically like one of the spurious transfer stories that emerge from Spain during every single window.
Bellerin, of course, began his career at Barcelona, leaving La Masia to come to Arsenal at the age of 16.
We’re not feeling this one, so the Poo-O-Meter is high.