According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Betis are keen to retain Hector Bellerin when his current loan deal expires in the summer
In search of a new challenge, the 27-year-old moved to the Estadio Benito Villamarín last August and has enjoyed his time in Seville making 28 appearances across all competitions so far this season.
The club are aware that the right-back, who supported Betis as a kid, wants to stay in Spain and that Arsenal are open to a sale with the player’s contract ending in the summer of 2023.
Having been on the books at Arsenal since 2011, nobody would begrudge Hector this move. The key is finding a price that suits all parties. That’s going to be easier said than done but hopefully with the effects of the pandemic easing there should be more liquidity in the market.
It would help if Betis qualify for the Champions League. Like Arsenal, they sit fifth in the table, however, the gap on the three sides above them – Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and local rival Sevilla – is just three points.