According to Spanish Publication ‘Sport’, Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin could be the next Arsenal star to join Catalan club Barcelona.
The report claims that Barcelona have made the signing of the 21-year-old a top priority for next Summer’s Transfer window.
The Arsenal man left Barcelona around 5/6 years ago to join Arsenal and has since worked his way up in the Arsenal system and is now the first choice right-back for Arsenal. The 21-year-old has also made his international debut.
And speaking in Sport, Barca vice-president, Jordi Mestre confirmed that Bellerin could follow in the footsteps of Cesc Fabregas, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba by returning to the club:
“We’ve already seen him as a Cule [Barcelona follower],” Mestre said.
“He’s a great player, there’s no doubt about that.”
“Wenger convinced him to move and promised him something which we couldn’t. We could not promise him that within two years he would be playing in Dani Alves’ place.”
“With Alves leaving for Juventus in the summer, Sergi Roberto has become first-choice right back for the La Liga champions.”
“In many cases it’s good that they leave to develop as players and then return [with that experience],” he added.
“Look at the cases of Cesc, [Gerard] Pique, [Jordi] Alba and Denis Suarez… I hope the same thing will happen with [Sergi] Samper too.”
“It’s positive that [these players] get minutes at other clubs. It is a dynamic which has always provided good results for players that carry the Barca DNA in their blood.”
Do you think Bellerin will return?