Report: Arsenal soften stance on Hector Bellerin; could now let Inter loan him with no obligation
Arsenal have reportedly changed their stance when it comes to allowing Hector Bellerin to move to Inter Milan this summer.
Bellerin has been linked with a move to Inter all summer. However, the Gunners are thought to be holding out for the Italian side to agree to a loan with an obligation to buy.
But despite that stance, Calciomercato have now reported what could be a change of tact from the Gunners. Their report claims that Arsenal are now willing to do a simple loan deal for Bellerin. And although that loan would cost Inter, there would be no obligation to buy.
Bellerin has emerged as one of the players in Mikel Arteta’s squad who could leave this summer. The 26-year-old, despite being a regular last term, is among the group of stars who Edu and Arteta could sacrifice.
It means a move for Bellerin to Inter could now gather pace and looks more likely than ever. News of the change in stance comes on the same day the Gunners announced the signing of Ben White.
Deal to be done for Bellerin and Arsenal
This has lingered on for so long now, that it would almost be a travesty if the Gunners didn’t get a deal done for Bellerin.
It’s obvious he wants to go as well. He’s been hankering for a move to Italy all summer, so if he does stay put, it begs the question of what use he’ll be for Arteta.
Arsenal continue to make moves in the market both ways. Bellerin leaving, then, seems to have more of an air of inevitability about it now.