Hector Bellerin won’t be returning to Arsenal this summer, but he also won’t be commanding a huge fee to leave, according to a report.
Speaking to his YouTube channel, Goal’s Charles Watts reported that people close to Hector Bellerin have given him the impression he won’t be returning to Arsenal. As things stand, all parties are working towards his exit.
Real Betis are Bellerin’s primary destination on a permanent deal, and they want to keep him. But Watts believes Arsenal won’t get the £15m sometimes quoted for the defender.
“I’ve seen quoted £15 million for Hector Bellerin, I’d be stunned if they got that,” Watts said. “I’d think it would be between 5-10 million Euros potentially.”
Watts recently reported for Goal that a return to North London for Bellerin is extremely unlikely.
Sources claim the right-back has found his love for the game again in Spain. He was unhappy at Arsenal in his final season with the club – though that was less about Arsenal and more about generally needing a change.
Betis have made it clear to Bellerin that they want him to stay permanently, and they believe they can afford him. Though he would need to take a pay cut.
Whilst Goal report there have been no talks between Arsenal and Betis yet, they’ll begin as soon as the season ends.
Betis are confident of a favourable deal, given Bellerin’s short contract and positive relationship with Mikel Arteta.
The Mirror reported last month that Bellerin wants his loan switch to Real Betis to be made permanent.
He’s keen for Arsenal to reach an agreement with Betis, and he’s prepared to accept a wage cut to make it happen.
After winning the Copa del Rey, Betis are currently focusing on trying to achieve a top-four finish in La Liga.