New Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is ready to raid the Premier League, with Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin reportedly on his wishlist.
After just arriving at Barcelona as manager, reports have suggested Ernesto Valverde is preparing to sign three Premier League players.
Journalist Eduardo Inda claimed that the new boss is preparing bids for Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, as well as Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu and Manchester United’s Ander Herrera.
Hector Bellerin was part of Barcelona’s youth setup which instantly makes him a target for Barcelona according to their local media outlets.
The 22-year-old right-back signed a new contract with the Gunners last November. His deal runs until 2023. Bellerin hasn’t expressed any desire to leave the club either and manager Arsene Wenger is reluctant to let him leave.
Ander Herrera, a former Athletic Bilbao man, had a great season at Manchester United and was nominated club Player of the Year from the club. He’s keen to stay at Old Trafford.
Everton’s Gerard Deulofeu was a part of youth setup of Barcelona. He was loaned out to AC Milan after losing his place in the first-team, which raises questions why the Catalans want him back.