Report: Bellerin looking to leave Arsenal amid Juventus, Inter and PSG interest
Hector Bellerin is ready to leave Arsenal in the summer transfer window amid interest from a trio of European clubs, Juventus, Paris Saint Germain and Internazionale.
According to Calciomercato, intermediaries has held talks with the Ligue 1 giants over a move for the right-back in recent weeks after growing doubts of Alessandro Florenzi, who is on loan from AS Roma. However, the Parisians face stiff competition from the Serie A giants, who have joined the race for the Spain international.
The 25-year-old, who has been at Arsenal just one year short of a decade, has been a bit-part player for the club in recent weeks with his start in Last Thursday’s Europa League semi-final against Villarreal one of his only outings in a frustrating second half of the season.
Mikel Arteta’s side themselves have been linked with a new right-sided defender with the likes of Max Aarons and Tarip Lamptey reported targets.
TBR View: Bellerin exit is long overdue
It was reported last summer that Arteta changed his mind over getting rid of Bellerin and was actually the key factor in convincing the defender to remain at the club.
I’m not sure what happened, but, why the former Manchester City coach even thought calling on the ace to stay was a good idea is extremely baffling.
The signs over his waining ability were very much on show towards the end of last season and have been highlighted this campaign.
His ball-playing and controlling ability is one of his weakest attributes with the former Barcelona man, who has been labelled as a ‘key player‘ by Arteta, constantly looking uncomfortable with the ball at his feet. Then there’s his inability to link with whichever winger plays ahead of him on the right-wing. It’s no shock to see Arsenal look more fruitful in attack with Calum Chambers playing more regularly than with Bellerin.
His departure from this club is long overdue and will hopefully see and a raft of highly paid and underwhelming players leave the club this summer.
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