Hector Bellerin is reportedly considering leaving Arsenal in order to make a shock switch to Manchester City, as per The Times.
The Gunners’ right-back is said to be keen on working with City boss Pep Guardiola, who was still the manager of Barcelona when the youngster left the club.
Bellerin came through the ranks at Barcelona, but moved to Arsenal’s academy in 2011. He progressed rapidly, and in 2013, signed his first professional contract with the North London club. Since then, he has gone on to establish himself as one of, if not the best right backs in the Premier League.
Bellerin, now 21 years old, is also reportedly subject to a bid from his former club. Barcelona have shown interest, and a move back home would certainly tempt the youngster into considering a transfer away from the Emirates.
It is said that Arsenal are reportedly drawing up a new five-year contract for the Spaniard, including a massive rise in salary to around £100,000 per week, as opposed to the £30,000 he currently earns on a weekly basis.
Rumors suggest Bellerin may consider rejecting the contract offer in order to move to the Etihad or the Nou Camp, but Arsene Wenger will make it very hard for the player to move, as he is determined to hold on to his best players.
Arsenal remain relaxed on the situation though, as Bellerin still has three years left to run on his current contract. The club have contacted Bellerin’s representatives, and will commence talks at the end of the month.