Over the past couple of weeks, there has been intense speculation over the future of Hector Bellerin at Arsenal.
The latest reports in Spain and England suggest that Atletico Madrid are linked with Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin.
The 26-year-old has been with Arsenal since 2011, having signed for the club from Barcelona for 500,000 euros. The Spain international’s current deal expires in 2023.
The right-back has one goal and three assists in 25 Premier League games this season.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best right-backs in Spain. As a member of Spain national football team, Bellerin won 4 caps.
The Spain international is believed to be available for transfer, with Diego Simeone now keen to bring him to Madrid.
Simeone needs to tighten up his defense and a right-back would be a welcome addition. He is a firm fan of Arsenal right-back and Atletico could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Hector Bellerin is a skilled right-back who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch.
According to the report, “Atletico Madrid may turn to Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin if Kieran Trippier leaves this summer. According to Spanish outlet Ra, Atleti are showing interest in the Spaniard, who has long been linked with a move away from the Gunners. The 26-year-old could be a replacement for Trippier, who is himself linked with a move to Manchester United. Even if Trippier does not depart, Diego Simeone’s side may look to Bellerin as competition for the England international. Bellerin has also been linked with a move to Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain in recent months.”
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If Atletico can agree on a fee with Arsenal, the deal should be easy to complete.
It is claimed that Arsenal are open to letting Bellerin go.
Good signing for Atletico Madrid?
If Bellerin is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Atletico.
The 26-year-old has all the skillset required to be a success story at Atletico Madrid. Therefore, it makes sense for Diego Simeone to step up his attempts to bring the Spain right-back to La Liga side.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Madrid.
It will be interesting to see if Atletico make their move for the 26-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.