Hector Bellerin has fallen out of favour under Mikel Arteta but Arsenal are finding it really difficult to get rid of him.
He spent the previous season out on loan with Real Betis and the Spanish side are keen to bring him back to the club. However, according to a report on Sport Witness, Arsenal’s transfer demand is proving to be a stumbling block.
The report suggests that the Gunners are quoting too high a price for the right-back, something which the Spanish side are not ready to shell out.
Apart from Betis, several Italian sides were also interested in signing Hector Bellerin but the player has rejected all these offers because he is only keen to head back to Spain.
— Arsenal (@TheArsenalGuns) July 21, 2022
Will Hector Bellerin remain unsold this summer?
The right-back is currently valued at £18 million so Arsenal can afford to quote a relatively high fee for him. However, he has only one year left on his contract so if Arsenal can’t sell him now, chances are he is going to leave as a free agent next year.
Arsenal have spent more than £100 million on incoming transfers this summer so they will want to recoup as much of that money as possible.
We just saw how the Gunners have caved in and are now ready to sell Bernd Leno to Fulham for just £8 million and we have a feeling they are going to change their stance in this Hector Bellerin deal as well.
Bellerin has made it clear that he only wants to join Betis so unless Arsenal want to see him leave for free, they have no other option but to swallow their ego and lower their demands.
Mikel Arteta has Tomiyasu and Cedric as his two right-backs so it makes no sense to hold onto Hector Bellerin for one more season, pay him to warm the benches and then let him leave without getting even a single penny.