Arsenal fans react as report claims Bellerin could be used in player-plus-cash deal
Arsenal have reportedly made an enquiry to sign Inter Milan attacker Lautaro Martinez. Now, a new report suggests a current Arsenal player could be included in a deal – in the form of Hector Bellerin. Arsenal fans have reacted to Bellerin potentially being sacrificed, to get Martinez.
Martinez, 23, was excellent for Inter in 20-21. Clocking up 48 appearances in all competitions, the Argentina international scored 19 goals and created 11 more. Now, he has emerged as an option for Arsenal with the Telegraph claiming Arsenal have made an ambitious enquiry to sign him.
Football London have since run a report, stating that Inter are keen on landing Bellerin as a replacement for Achraf Hakimi. The report states that Bellerin could now be used in a player-plus-cash deal to get Martinez. A move to land the striker remains unlikely, though, given his Inter form.
What are Arsenal fans saying about deal Martinez – including Bellerin?
With Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah likely to leave if a decent offer comes in – a new striker is needed. Both players are out of contract in less than 12 months. If a new deal cannot be arranged, then they need to be sold this summer. That could happen in the coming weeks.
But the chances of Martinez coming in as a replacement is unlikely. A move for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham is a much foreseeable eventuality. Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to discuss the possible inclusion of Bellerin in a deal for Martinez – a deal which Inter may like.