Hector Bellerin’s agent, Albert Botines, has denied making certain comments published by Goal this week.
- Bellerin’s Arsenal contract runs until 2023
- Agent allegedly said he’d received offer from club – not Barcelona
- Player’s reps have now denied comments
According to Goal, Botines confirmed during an EXCLUSIVE interview with them that he’d only received an offer from one club since Bellerin signed his contract extension with Arsenal in November but the club wasn’t Barcelona.
Bellerin’s former team have been heavily linked with a move for the right-back, despite supposedly being put off by his £34m price tag.
“Before he signed his renewal there were six or seven clubs interested in him, and that made him understand he was doing the right things,” Botines allegedly told Goal in their piece published on 10 May.
“After he signed the renewal there were only two or three clubs who kept up their interest in Bellerin, and I have to say I only received one offer for him and it is not from Barcelona.
“I have read lots of things about this supposed interest from Barcelona but it has been a long time since the club last called me.
“You never know what is going to happen in the future in the football world and of course he signed a renewal with a view to stay at Arsenal for a long time.
“But you never know, maybe there’s a club who likes him and things change.
“I can’t guarantee anything about the future but the natural thing would be for him to stay because he has signed a renewal.”
Botines has since denied making any comments about an offer from another team, as well as claims that he said he can’t guarantee anything about Bellerin’s future, and they’ve been removed from the original piece on Goal.com.
“No comment has been made by anyone here at Bellerin’s management team,” said the Spaniard’s representatives.
“This is a completely false claim.”