Report shares two boosts club have received in bid to sign £110k-a-week Arsenal star; more talks planned
A report from Calciomercato.It has suggested that Inter Milan have received two important boosts in their push to sign Hector Bellerin on loan from Arsenal.
Bellerin is one of the Gunners stars heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer.
Previous reports claimed Arsenal are willing to loan the Spaniard out. However, they wanted the Nerazzurri to agree an obligation to buy as part of the deal.
Calciomercato.It suggests that the Gunners remain determined to only agree a loan that paves the way for a permanent exit further down the line.
Inter however, hope to agree an option to buy. And importantly, the report suggests two key factors working in the Serie A side’s favour.
According to Calciomercato.It, Bellerin wants a move to San Siro.
And it is also claimed that the other sides monitoring the right-back have done little about their interest.
Arsenal may be better off keeping Bellerin if Inter will not agree obligation to buy in loan
Admittedly, it would not be ideal to hold onto Bellerin. He reportedly wants to leave this summer.
He is also into the final two years of his contract. So his valuation is only likely to decrease over the coming months.
Having said that, keeping Bellerin – who earns £110,000-a-week – surely makes more sense than agreeing to let Inter have the option to buy.
The worst case scenario is he returns next year after an unsuccessful loan. Arsenal will really struggle to attract a significant fee at that stage.
If that is a deal-breaker, the Gunners should be prepared to walk away. Bellerin has not been at his best. But he does possess a lot of quality.
And he does not appear to be the kind of player to down tools.
Inter may feel like they are in a strong position. But Arsenal should not be afraid to walk away either.