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Barcelona have dropped a huge hint that they are interested in signing Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin.
The Spanish club has reportedly been monitoring the defender’s situation for sometime and one of its official has now confirmed that they are keeping tabs on the defender.
Bellerin left the Catalan giants for Arsenal in 2011 and the Spanish club are keen to lure him back to Spain. The club’s vice president Jodi Mestre has spoken of their admiration for the 21 year old.
“We’ve already seen him as a Cule! He’s a great player, there’s no doubt about that,” Mestre told SPORT, as quoted by the Express.
“Wenger convinced him to move [in 2011] and promised him something which we couldn’t.
“We could not promise him that within two years he would be playing in Dani Alves’ place.
“In many cases it’s good that they leave to develop as players and then return [with that experience].
“Look at the cases of Cesc [Fabregas], [Gerard] Pique, [Jordi] Alba and Denis Suarez… I hope the same thing will happen with [Sergi] Samper, too.
“It’s positive that [these players] get minutes at other clubs. It is a dynamic which has always provided good results for players that carry the Barca DNA in their blood.”
Arsenal are reluctant to sell the defender and will do everything possible to keep him at the Emirates. It is believed the club will soon open talks with Bellerin over extending his contract and should that happen, it will end Barcelona’s hopes of signing him.
Bellerin has become a fan favorite at the Emirates and will not want to anger Arsenal fans by returning to the Camp Nou.
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