Report: Arsenal want to sell Hector Bellerin, Serie A duo and Pochettino keen
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is set for the Emirates Stadium exit, with AC Milan and Juventus eyeing up moves for the player who is also wanted by PSG, according to The Sun.
The Gunners are set to cash in on their long-serving right-back. Mikel Arteta will hope to reshape his squad again in the summer and the club believes £35 million can be recouped for the Spaniard.
Bellerin has made 34 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners during 2020/21. In the summer, the 26-year-old will have two years to run on his contract; with the Gunners wanting to cash in.
Although Arsenal value Bellerin at £35 million, it’s not completely out of the picture that the club will need to slash their valuation.
Recently Calum Chambers has filled in at right-back, whilst the club might also look towards strengthening on the right-hand side of their back four ahead of next season.
Bellerin signed for Arsenal from the Barcelona youth academy in 2011 and has risen through the ranks in North London. He has made 238 appearances in total, winning three FA Cups with the club.
The four-cap star is one of Arsenal’s highest-earning players on £110,000-a-week and if that salary can be used to strengthen elsewhere, it’s something Arsenal should look at.
TBR View: Arsenal must do whatever it takes to offload Bellerin
It’s not been a great few years for the Spaniard. With that in mind, perhaps the time has come for the Gunners to offload him.
Given that European football might not be on the cards next year, Arsenal simply have to park sentiment for a change and do what’s best for the football club.
There seems no viable reason to persist with Bellerin on current form and a better right-back option must be sought during the transfer window.
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