Juventus are still considering a move for Hector Bellerín, but have been put off by Arsenal’s £40m valuation of the player.
There were rumours towards the end of the summer that Juventus made a late bid for Bellerín, with one report claiming that they offered as much as £35.8m.
However, now talkSPORT write that the Italians have been put off by Arsenal’s £40m asking price. Immediately, at least one of these reports starts to look a bit fishy, as a £4.2m difference in valuation isn’t exactly humongous in today’s market.
For me, the former Barcelona man is best off staying where he is. The defender still has more to learn, and he has a guaranteed starting spot for every big game.
No one at Arsenal is challenging his position, and although competition is healthy for the success of the team, the Spaniard is gaining plenty of experience.
Bellerín has a long-term contract with the Gunners until 2023, and he’s only 22 years old. It’s fair to say his best years should be ahead of him.
Letting him go for less than £40m when defenders like Kyle Walker are going for £10m more, despite being half a decade older, wouldn’t go down as good business, so I’m not sure what Juventus were expecting.