Juventus reportedly want to sign Hector Bellerin as Stephan Lichtsteiner’s replacement in the summer.
According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, Bellerin is currently at the top of Juve’s list of potential replacements for Lichtsteiner.
The right-back, who’s been with the Serie A giants since 2011, only has six months left on his current deal and, at the age of 33, it’s understood that Juve won’t be offering him an extension.
The club’s CEO Beppe Marotta also revealed last month that the Old Lady are looking to bolster their defence, which gives the claim that they’re on the look-out for full-backs more credit.
At just 22, Bellerin is a young, exciting option for Juve, who are said to be very keen on the Spaniard.
Despite signing a new deal with Arsenal in November 2016, which takes him up to June 2023, the right-back was reportedly pushing for a move to his former side, Barcelona, over the summer. If the claims are true, it’s unclear whether he just wanted a move in general or whether he was eager to return to Catalonia.
After the Barca debacle over the summer, I don’t see the Gunners allowing him to go a year later but I could be wrong. Especially if Juve are willing to pay the £40m Barca were.