Reports in the media claim today that Spanish international defender Hector Bellerin will remain at The Emirates next season despite more rumours linking him with a move to rejoin Barcelona. Bellerin has made it known that he has no knowledge of any offer from Barcelona and reiterated he has already signed a new long-term deal keeping him at Arsenal.
Bellerin joined Arsenal in 2011 from La Masia academy, and has since been linked with a move back to his childhood club since the departure of Dani Alves during the previous transfer window.
The 22-year-old Spaniard took it upon himself to put to an end the rumours linking him with a move away from The Emirates, by signing a new deal with the North London outfit. However, it was recently confirmed by Barcelona technical director Robert Fernandez that they have been monitoring the situation of the highly-rated defender, as they are looking to bring a new right back to replace Alves who departed for Juventus.
He was asked after the the FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City whether he will remain at The Emirates next season or not, and he said as quoted by IBTimes UK:
“I think so. I still have many years of contract at Arsenal and for now it is what it is. I just signed a new deal earlier this season and I am at the disposal of the manager for whenever he needs. I do not know about the offers I get, my job is to focus on the pitch, what happens off it is something for my agent…”
The presence of Bellerin at Arsenal next season will help us to hopefully challenge for the title, and his electric pace and brilliant technical ability will be a perfect support for any red and white shirted attacker.