According to ABC de Sevilla, Real Betis are keen on signing Hector Bellerin this summer.
The 26-year-old is under contract at Arsenal until 2023 but is said to be keen on starting a new chapter in his career.
The Spaniard has been at Arsenal for a decade since signing for the club’s academy from Barcelona and has been our first-choice right-back for the best part of six seasons. He also holds one of the vice-captain positions.
Last summer, there were rumours that PSG were interested in signing Bellerin but he was persuaded to stay after talks with Mikel Arteta. Having played alongside each other, the two are close friends but that didn’t stop Hector from falling out of favour towards the end of this season.
Real Betis certainly represents an interesting opportunity. The report highlights the player’s dad supports the club and that he could be tempted by the chance to test himself on home soil.
Betis have had Emerson on loan from Barcelona for a couple of seasons but are set to lose the Brazilian full-back this summer, hence their hunt for a replacement.
Talk of a loan deal seems a bit far-fetched. If they want us to pick up the phone they are going to have to cough up a decent wad of cash and they have to find a way to cover Hector’s wages.
Could be tough…but one to watch.