Bellerin could leave Arsenal amid Juventus interest

According to the Guardian, Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin could be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium this summer, with Juventus keen on his signature.

The 22-year-old is disillusioned at the club, with Arsenal currently 10 points adrift of the Premier League top-four, which could mean a second consecutive season without Champions League football.

Bellerin wanted to leave for Barcelona last summer before the deal broke down, and Juventus are stepping up their interest in the Manchester City target as they believe they can land his signature nearly a year after having a bid rejected by Arsenal.

The Spanish international, who boasts three appearances for his country, made the switch from Barcelona in 2014 and has gone on to make 150 appearances in all competitions for the Londoners. Bellerin’s form has been inconsistent but Arsenal don’t have an able right-back in his absence.

He’s valued at around £45m, although it’s hard to see why Arsene Wenger would allow him to leave without a replacement lined up, even if Bellerin requested a transfer.

Juventus don’t appear ready to give up, but Barcelona and Manchester City shouldn’t cause trouble, with the former having signed Nelson Semedo and the latter signing Kyle Walker and Danilo.


Crippy can be found on Twitter (@CrippyCooke). He is a sports journalist who has written for the Independent, Bleacher Report, Huffington Post, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph among others. Crippy treats football gossip with a dash of cynicism and loves tearing apart outlandish rumours.

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