'Expect Edu to sell for €5m': Some Arsenal fans react to 'poor' price tag reportedly set for ace
Arsenal have reportedly set their price for defender Hector Bellerin, who is likely to leave the club this summer.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners will demand €20m (£17.2m) for the 26-year-old defender. As reported by Football London, Inter Milan are interested in Bellerin, with Atletico Madrid and Villarreal also keen.
The Spanish defender was heavily criticised by fans and pundits last season for numerous poor performances for Arsenal. The right-back made 35 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners during the campaign.
Arsenal are inching closer to the signing of Ben White as reported by the Athletic, with the Brighton defender likely to be one of many new signings for the north London side this summer.
The Gunners are also in talks with R.S.C. Anderlecht over the signing of 21-year-old midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Bellerin just one of many potential Arsenal departures
As well as arrivals, the Gunners are keen to sell numerous first-team players during the off-season. Indeed, Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka are likely to leave this summer as per Romano.
Supporters agree Bellerin should leave this summer. However, some fans are not happy with the price tag the club have set for the Spanish international.
Here’s what some Arsenal fans had to say about the £17.2m asking price the club have set for Bellerin Twitter…
Only €20m for 26yo Bellerin, who is heading into the “prime” years, is really poor but we move https://t.co/u668OPWK18— A B (@abdi_0777) June 27, 2021
No one rates Xhaka/Bellerin. Would take any fee for them. £30m for both would be nice https://t.co/anLAlWNrlX— EG. (@EliteGunner) June 27, 2021
20 mil for Bellerin una 😭😭😭— Lux (@Cro__Lux) June 27, 2021
Nobody on Gods green Earth is paying that for Hector Bellerin https://t.co/L1VQZ6yE2t
They will never pay that. Inter needed to get around €80m from sales so their budget for a replacement should be around €15-€20m. Expect Edu to sell for €5m, though.— Camilo (@CamiloE14) June 26, 2021
Can we loan out Edu!— 💲🅱️ ☬ (@sukhy_bahra) June 27, 2021
They sell Hakimi for 80m— NARA (@Art8ta) June 27, 2021
Ans we are so dumb to ask just 20m for Bellerin….Edu and Arteta are so cluless
Bellerin came through Arsenal’s academy and has asserted himself as a fan favourite with supporters since coming into the first-team. The defender has also worn the captain’s armband on multiple occasions for the north London side.
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