After suffered many years losing their key players to other clubs. Nasri, Adebayo, Fabregas, Robin Van Persie among others left the club at crucial periods and we summered for it.
It is happening again, yet another Arsenal star could be on his way out of the club if reports from Spain are anything to go by. According to both Sport and Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are on the verge of making a move for Arsenal and former La Masia graduate right back Hector Bellerin in the summer.
This is similar to the reports that went viral in 2011 prior to Cesc Fabregas’ move from Arsenal to Barcelona. The similarity is the fact that both Bellerin and Fabregas are from Catalunya and both graduated from Barca’s famed La Masia academy before leaving for Arsenal at a very tender age. Again both players turned professionals at Arsenal and became one of the best in their various positions in Arsenal.
With Dani Alves approaching his mid-30’s and also reported to be close to sealing a deal to Juventus, thus making rumours that Bellerin has been earmarked as his heir apparent. Bellerin is known as one of the fastest players in the game and was even voted in the PFA Team Of The Year by his colleagues this season. This was not all as he was also rewarded with a place in the Spanish reserves for the 2016 Euro’s in France this summer.
Bellerin however claims that reports linking him with Barcelona is a proof of how much he has developed as a player and how honoured he feels to be linked with a massive club like Barcelona . It did not end there, as he stated his happiness at Arsenal at which point he did not make it clear if he would consider leaving Arsenal for his hometown of Barcelona if the right offer came.
Meanwhile it is highly unlikely that Arsenal will part with the player as his price will scare not just Barcelona but any club , which is a sign of how much he is valued in North London.