The Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern fear that a departure could be close…
Since Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin appeared on the scene at the Emirates, the fans in the Football Transfer Tavern have consistently linked him with a move away.
The Spanish defender’s technical style, pace and defensive stability have drawn the attention of spectators worldwide, and rumours linking him with a move away were inevitable.
News was circulating around earlier this week that suggested that Barcelona were interfering with Arsenal’s contract talks with the defender, which seemed to indicate that the Catalan-giants were keen to launch a move for the Spaniard.
This, of course, comes off of the back of a summer of rumours linking Bellerin with a move to the Nou Camp – though these never came to pass.
And whilst the Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern have been keeping a keen eye on Barcelona through their rear view mirror – it would appear that a Premier League rival is coming up alongside the Gunners in pursuit of their star defender.
According to the Daily Mail, Barcelona are set to battle it out with Manchester City for Hector Bellerin’s signature, with both clubs making the Spaniard their top target ahead of the January transfer window.
Interest thus far has been largely based around enquiries; but the Daily Mail are suggesting that a concrete move for the defender will come in from the pair at their first opportunity, with next summer looking most likely.
Whilst the allure of a return to his old club in Barcelona will no doubt tempt Bellerin to move back to Spain, the attraction of both Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola at Manchester City could prove vital as Bellerin looks to decide his future.
Hector Bellerin’s camp have remained fairly silent on discussion into his future, but with rumours seemingly picking up steam; our landlord thinks we could find a conclusion sooner rather than later.
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