By Tom Canton
Published: June 8, 2021 4:00 pm
Last Updated: June 8, 2021 7:51 pm
Bellerin’s Emery offer
Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin has growing interest from the continent. The Spaniard was used less and less by Mikel Arteta with Calum Chambers being preferred in the latter stages of the 2020/21 season.
There were also reports that the pair had come to an agreement which would see the former Barcelona youth product leave the club at the conclusion of the season.
Arsenal are looking to raise funds in the window to then reinvest into transfer targets.
Atletico Madrid had been credited with an interest in Bellerin with Kieran Trippier looking likely to depart this window.
Arsenal have set a £20million price tag for Hector Bellerin. Atletico Madrid have him among targets if, as expected, Kieran Trippier returns to England. https://t.co/fL7VYbxQAi
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) June 7, 2021
However, it now appears former Arsenal boss Unai Emery sees Bellerin as a potential candidate for their right-back spot next season.
‘Héctor Bellerín has an offer from Villarreal. Sevilla is also behind him. The player has the priority to come to Spain or Italy,’ wrote DiMarzio reporter Matteo Moretto.
Héctor Bellerín tiene una oferta del Villarreal. El Sevilla también está detrás de el. El jugador tiene cómo prioridad venir a España o Italia 🇪🇸🇮🇹
— Matteo Moretto (@MatteMoretto) June 8, 2021
Villarreal lost the services of Juan Foyth of Spurs who played much of the season as a right-back. He re-joined Spurs having only been with the Spanish side on loan.
With Bellerin going, naturally, the club has been linked with a number of possible replacements.
The Gunners lost out on Norwich City’s Emi Buendia to Aston Villa, however, are also interested in the Canaries’ Max Aarons.
Aarons played in the Premier League when Norwich were last in the top flight and helped them regain promotion, partnering Buendia on the right flank. He is known for his attacking style, something Mikel Arteta clearly likes.
Interestingly, am told Norwich have looked at Celik as a replacement to Max Aarons – who Arsenal and several PL clubs like.
My understanding is Celik not keen on move to Carrow Road, though, after winning Ligue 1.
— Simon Collings (@sr_collings) June 2, 2021
An alternative is Lille’s Zeki Celik. The Turkish international impressed with the French side, helping them claim the Ligue 1 title.
Arsenal have a good relationship with Lille having purchased Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Magalhaes from them in the past.
#afc Arsenal are interested in Lille right-back Zeki Celik, who has also caught the eye of Manchester United and Tottenham too.
Expected to be sold for a fee of around €15m this summer. Player open to PL move.
— Simon Collings (@sr_collings) June 2, 2021
Whoever Arsenal end up acquiring, it seems a handsome fee will be made to pay for their target from Bellerin’s sale.
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