Hector Bellerin continues to receive covetous glances from his homeland.
We already know of Real Betis’ interest in our right-back and now Atletico Madrid are reportedly weighing up his credentials ahead of a potential contract offer.
According to Marca, Bellerin is liked by Atletico’s sporting director Andrea Berta and is an option for the right-side of Diego Simeone’s defence.
The newly crowned La Liga champions want to replace Croatian Sime Vrsaljko who is “not at the expected level after his injury” and may need further reinforcement if Kieran Trippier decides he wants to return to the Premier League this summer.
The publication doesn’t rule out a swap deal between Arsenal and Atletico for ex-Sp*rs player but admits it’s more likely the full-back will join Manchester United.
Betis aren’t completely out of the question although Sport Witness, relaying a report by ABCdeSevilla, claims the club are willing to play the long game in the hope of getting the player on better terms towards the end of the transfer window.
Of the two clubs, you’d imagine Atletico might be in a stronger financial position to cover Bellerin’s wages but we have a sneaking suspicion that money might not be the deciding factor for our man should he decide to leave the Emirates.