There is a growing feeling Hector Bellerin will end up with Barcelona instead of Real Betis, according to Gerard Romero.

Real Betis' Spanish defender Hector Bellerin cries as he gestures to supporters at the end of the Spanish league football match between Real Betis and Granada FC at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, on May 15, 2022. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)
Real Betis’ Spanish defender Hector Bellerin cries as he gestures to supporters at the end of the Spanish league football match between Real Betis and Granada FC at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, on May 15, 2022. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)

Barcelona reporter Gerard Romero claims there’s a growing feeling that Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin will join the La Liga club in the final days of the window.

Speaking on Twitch, Romero suggested the chances of that move are increasing, despite all the links to Real Betis this summer.

Marca write that Bellerin is one of the options Barcelona are considering, making enquiries in recent days. He’d be cheaper than alternative options like Juan Foyth and Thomas Meunier.

There were also recent reports from Italy that Udinese are trying to replace right-back Brandon Soppy with Bellerin, though that deal isn’t looking particularly likely right now.

Udinese reportedly suggested an initial one-year contract, and talks have since broken down.

Matteo Moretto reported for Relevo last week that Bellerin’s agent Albert Botines is still in talks with Arsenal over his future.

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal is challenged by Christoph Daferner and Johannes Geis of 1. FC Nuernberg during the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Arsenal F.C. at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 08, 2022. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal is challenged by Christoph Daferner and Johannes Geis of 1. FC Nuernberg during the pre-season friendly match between 1. FC Nürnberg and Arsenal F.C. at Max-Morlock-Stadion on July 08, 2022. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Bellerin wants to return to Spain, and he’s been offered to Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, but previous reports suggested his favoured option is Betis.

Perhaps Romero’s latest update suggests that is starting to change, with Barcelona taking the lead for the transfer.

The suggestion is that the Spanish teams aren’t actually willing to pay a transfer fee for Bellerin, which is the main issue at the moment. They want him for free, and are willing to wait until the end of the window to try and secure that deal.

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