Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin doesn't want to continue at the club next season. The 27-year-old is looking to make a return to Real Betis, where he spent last season on loan.
A few other options have also opened up for the Spaniard, but his future is undecided for now.
Bellerin joined Arsenal's youth side in 2011 from Barcelona, making 31 appearances for the U23 side. He made his senior debut in 2013 and went on to make 239 appearances for the first team in all competitions. He scored nine goals and made 29 assists in the process.
However, he joined Real Betis on a one-year loan in the summer of 2021, helping them finish fifth in La Liga and win the Copa del Rey. He made 32 appearances in all competitions and provided five assists in an impressive campaign for the Spanish side.
He is now set to return to the Emirates but as per Romano, he doesn't want to continue with the north London club. It could be a disappointment for Arsenal, who are a bit light in the right-back department.
Their last summer signing Takehiro Tomiyasu suffered from injuries, making just 23 appearances in all competitions. His backup Cedric Soares failed to impress in his 26 appearances across competitions. Hence, the Gunners could have kept Bellerin and focused on other areas of improvement.
The Spaniard was to re-join Real Betis this summer though. However, due to Los Verdiblancos' financial troubles, signing Bellerin could be a time-taking process for them.
Arsenal 'agree' personal terms with Gabriel Jesus
As per Football Insider, Arsenal and Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus have agreed on personal terms for a potential transfer this summer. The Gunners have also started initial talks with City but haven't yet agreed on a transfer fee.
As per the report, Jesus is 'eager' to collaborate again with Mikel Arteta after their time together at Manchester City.
The Gunners are looking for a striker as Alexandre Lacazette is set to leave with the Frenchman's contract expiring in June.
Jesus scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists in 41 appearances across competitions for City last season, helping them win their fourth Premier League title in five years. He can play in multiple positions in attack, including as a striker or on the right.
The Gunners will hope to complete the signing as they look to better their fifth-place finish in the Premier League table last season.
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