Various reports overnight suggest that Hector Bellerin will fly to Seville today to sign for Real Betis.
The right back has been absent so far this season, but made it clear that he was keen to the depart the Emirates this summer after more than 10 years at the club. Via the media he let it be known that he would be willing to take a pay cut in order to facilitate a move, and that’s unusual for a player.
Betis had been linked earlier in the transfer window, but their interest was called off due to the cost of the deal, so it remains to be seen exactly how this one is going to be structured.
It’s not yet 100% clear if it’s a loan, loan + option/obligation, but we’ll know more later.
Hector joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2011, and made his debut against West Brom in the League Cup, coming on as a substitute for none other than Mikel Arteta.
Since then he has made 239 first team appearances, and played in three successful FA Cup finals in 2015, 2017 and 2020.