The Spanish press claim that Hector Bellerin purchasing a new house in Barcelona is unrelated to his Arsenal future.
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- 22-year-old said to be open to Barcelona move but won’t force it
It seems as if new stories are emerging at an alarming rate regarding Bellerin’s future at Arsenal.
Reports this week have claimed that the 22-year-old has just bought a new Barcelona house, suggesting that he’s looking for a return to his boyhood club, which he’s heavily rumoured to be pushing for.
However, according to Marca [via Sport Witness], this new house has nothing to do with him moving. It’s merely for his family, who he’s already personally revealed have moved back to Spain.
In fact, the whole reason he’s said to be toying with the idea of returning to Barca despite signing a new six-year deal with the Gunners at the end of 2016 is because he misses his support system.
“Being with my parents after games, it’s something I’ve done since childhood. I like to share these moments with them. Everything is more difficult if they are not with you,” he said earlier in June.
As Marca points out, it does appear that the right-back is far more open to a move to the Catalan giants than he previously was. However, they also claim that he’s not going to force a deal.
“Although the fullback is more than willing to return to the club where he took his first steps,” the Spanish outlet says, “the reality is that doesn’t include him being willing to put transfer pressure on Arsenal. The fact that his family has moved back to Barcelona has nothing to do with his possible move.”
Bellerin was one of Arsenal’s key players last season and while it’s doubtful that Arsene Wenger will even allow Barcelona – or anyone – to sign him, the club are demanding £44m for the youngster.