Barca target confirms interest in playing for Arsenal next season

Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin has reiterated that he will be staying at the club despite reports linking him with a return to Spanish giants Barcelona.

Barcelona have been continuously linked with the right-back who left them to join Arsenal in 2011.

The defender has cemented himself as one of the best right-back in the Premier League, prompting his former employer to want his return to the club this summer, with the reports that a deal of £50 million is
on the cards.

Barcelona are believed to still be in search for the replacement of Dani Alves and have identified the Spaniard as the man to fill the right-back position.

Arsenal are out of the Champions League next season after finishing fifth in the Premier League but that doesn’t seem to have affected his commitment to the FA Cup holder.

“I signed my contract for a reason. I signed it because I wanted to be here. I wouldn’t have done it otherwise,” Bellerin said

“Arsenal is the club that gave me the chance to be a professional and since the first time I met with the boss he’s always said if I progressed the right way I could be an Arsenal player for a long time.”

“I’ve been here nearly six years and I love London. I’m still discovering the city.”

The 22-year-old extended his stay with the North London club at the end of 2016, contracting him to the club until 2023.