Arsenal Star Could Turn Down Barcelona For Manchester City

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Hector Bellerin is having second thoughts over leaving Arsenal for Barcelona this summer, according to Spanish media. The exciting right-back only signed a new deal last November.

Barcelona have been keeping a close eye on the 21-year-old over the past few months as they are still in search of a perfect replacement for Dani Alves, who joined Juventus last summer on a free transfer.

Despite last week’s speculations suggesting the Arsenal defender would accept an offer from Barcelona if Arsene Wenger leaves at the end of this season, it now looks like he has changed his mind.

Spanish media outlet Don Balon suggest Bellerin doesn’t want to repeat the same mistake as his compatriot Cesc Fabregas did when he returned back to his boyhood club, but failed to live up to the expectations there.

However, Manchester City have been credited as a potential destination for Bellerin, and the same report claims he may find it a great opportunity to work with Pep Guardiola.

The Etihad giants are desperate to launch a summer overhaul, with Guardiola willing to scrap the deadwood off his books.

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And with Bellerin reportedly turning down Barcelona, this could make the way for City to come up with a mouth-watering offer.

More significantly, the Manchester Giants have successfully poach some of the Gunners’ best players in years gone by, including Samir Nasri, Emmanuel Adebayor and Gael Clichy.

Bellerin has 76 Premier League appearances for Arsenal since joining them as a 16-year-old after graduating from Barcelona academy

But the main challenge for any potential suitors will be the fact that Wenger managed to tie down his huge asset to a new five-year deal earlier this season, and that give Arsenal an advantage in any form of negotiation.


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